Timerman asked not to “politicize” the absense of Cristina Kirchner to Rousseff’s assumption
Argentina, December 30, 2010
Héctor Timerman, Argentine Foreign Minister, asked not to “politicize” Cristina Kirchner’s decision of not to attending the assumption of Dilma Rousseff, Brazilian’s new President. He added that “it has been discussed” with the government of that country and that “there are no problems”.
“It has been a tough year for the President and will be the first New Year celebration without her partner (Nestor Kirchner), so she had meditated on the theme, it has been discussed with Brazil and there are no problems. This is not a political issue, it is personal” said the chancellor to Radio America.
He’ll be the one who will represent Argentina in the assumption of Rousseff, in addition to holding a meeting with Aguiar Patriota, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil.
During his stay in Brazil, will drive a meeting with foreign ministers of the UNASUR, to elect a new leader of the bloc, after the death of Nestor Kirchner, who used to chair the institution.
He concluded by confirming the Argentine claim of sovereignty over the Falklands Islands, noting his “total and absolute priority” of the government, thanking the support of Latin America.