What was Alberto’s message to Bolsonaro at the Mercosur summit

The Argentine president quoted Pope Francis in the virtual meeting of the regional economic bloc. The message seemed destined for Bolsonaro

President Alberto Fernández participated in this jues of a virtual meeting of Mercosur, in which for the first time he shared space with his Brazilian counterpart, Jair Bolsonaro, and remarked that he has “respect” for his peers because “their peoples chose them”.

After almost a year of tensions and delayed meetings, the heads of state of the two main countries of the regional bloc showed themselves together for the first time: not in the same physical space, but the coronavirus pandemic caused them to coincide remotely.

In this framework, the Argentine president quoted Pope Francis in a message that, although it was not addressed to anyone in particular, it appeared to have the Brazilian head of state as its recipient. Fernández remarked that “no one here saves himself

Fernández said that the countries of the bloc have “a common destiny.”

“To think Mercosur means to understand that we are absolutely obliged to seek a common destiny because the peoples demand that it be so,” said the Argentine president, adding: “Latin America, by origin and by destination, is called to be a unique region and absolutely integrated. ”

“We are the most unequal continent in income distribution, and we have to face that challenge knowing that we are facing the greatest world crisis,” he described.

The first president was accompanied by the chancellor Felipe Solá and the secretary for Strategic Affairs, Gustavo Beliz.

“Be closer”

I am here for us to come together and work more together than ever“said the President and called on his peers in the region to see” how we take on the challenge of building a more balanced world; and before, how do we begin to end the inequality that hurts Latin America day by day “.

Later he expressed: “I hope that in a very long time we will overcome this pandemic, we will overcome it with the world, not alone, because as Pope Francis says well” here no one is saved alone. ”

“We have had to govern our countries at a time of great inequality, at a time of great illness. We can make this bad weather a better opportunity,” he said.

And he concluded: “We are facing the challenge of a world that has become global. From America we have to be more united than ever to take on this challenge.”

The handling of the pandemic and the treaty with the European Union, points of tension with Brazil.

The handling of the pandemic and the treaty with the European Union, points of tension with Brazil.

The objective of the Summit of Heads of State of Mercosur, in which Uruguay He took over the Presidency pro tempore, analyzed the epidemiological situation in the region, as well as the various trade negotiations with other blocks, something that Argentina objected to.

It included exhibitions in addition to the presidents of the states parties to the block, Mario Abdo Benítez from Paraguay; Jair Bolsonaro from the Federative Republic of Brazil, and Luis Lacalle Pou, from the Oriental Republic of Uruguay.

Also presented were the leaders of the associated states, Jeanine Añez of the Plurinational State of Bolivia; Sebastián Piñera from Chile, and Iván Duque Márquez from Colombia.

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, and the President of the Inter-American Development Bank, Luis Alberto Moreno, were special guests.

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