“Today is a double reunion: Cristina and Alberto meet, and that of government with the countryside,” they said in the corridors of the Casa Rosada minutes before the start of work in which President Alberto Fernandez is seen together again, and Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, after intense weeks of the ruling coalition. After the defeat at PASO. Together, we announced the submission of the “Fumento El Desarolo Agro-industrial” bill, and the election campaign began with the image of unity after discussions and changes in the National Council of Ministers. At the event at the Bicentennial Museum, in addition to CFK and Fernández, the Chief of Staff, Juan Mansour and the Minister of Agriculture, Julián Domínguez, who acted as a speaker to the President, were on stage. “The law justifies a culture of meeting, a common table where we can sit down and put in place the policies necessary for Argentina to be the country we deserve to live in,” Fernandez said at the conclusion of the show. The vice president was silent.
The President explained that the draft law aims to add value to agricultural products to create job opportunities and enhance investments, and that an agreement has been reached with 60 agricultural entities within the Agro-Industrial Council. In addition, he claimed that for the development of the project there was a “culture of dialogue”. Finally, he noted that the law respects a triple environment: environmental, economic and social. He stressed that “this law is the most interested in Argentina in the production of high-quality food because eating is not the same as eating.”
The act was short and marked by presence and absence. Among those present were the Minister of Justice, Martin Soria – who was one of those who submitted his resignation, along with the Minister of the Interior, Eduardo Wado de Pedro, two weeks ago – and the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies. , Sergio Massa, who was working on the bill a few days ago in Casa Rosada, with the Prime Minister, Juan Mansour. As they explained to this newspaper from his surroundings, “Masa stayed in Congress because he was working on the budget issue.” The Speaker, while the event was being held at the Bicentennial Museum, posted a tweet detailing the benefits the law would bring. “This law creates a new tool to encourage investments of all kinds, a strategic sector for our nation,” he asserted through his social networks, emphasizing that the project “has a deep federal perspective.”
A large part of the cabinet was sitting among the public, as was the Minister of Economy, Martin Guzman; Defense, Jorge Tayana; that work, Claudio Moroni; Education, Jaime Perzic; The Secretary for Strategic Affairs, Gustavo Pelez, the Legal and Technical Secretary, Vilma Ibarra and the General Secretary of the Presidency, Julio Vitubello, among others. Governors of Buenos Aires, Axel Kiselov; from Entre Rios, Gustavo Bordet; From San Juan, Sergio Onac; from La Pampa, Sergio Zilliuto; from Catamarca, Raul Jalil; from Formosa, Gildo Insfrán; From Salta, Gustavo Sainz; and Tucumán’s deputy governor, Osvaldo Galdo, among others.
There were also representatives from the countryside and trade unionists such as Hector Dyer and Antonio Calo, general secretaries of the trade union confederation; Hugo Moyano, General Secretary of Truck Drivers and Hugo Jasque, Secretary General of the CTA. Their presence was connected with the fact that the new project will create more than 700,000 jobs between now and 2030, Dominguez explained in his speech. At the end of the event, Moyano noted that “the field is one of the greatest things the country has and what was announced today is very important.” On discussions within the FdT, he added, “I see it from the outside, but it didn’t strike me that there was a split.”
Dominguez, who has a good relationship with the Vice President, has served as a “bridge” between the two sectors of the Alliance in everything related to this project. Since taking office, the minister has been working with various sectors of the field. And it was Wednesday with Belize, the president of the Economic and Social Council, to finalize the details.
In the morning, the president was on one of his no-press tours through the suburbs, this time in Ensenada, Buenos Aires. Before the event, he reviewed his speech in Casa Rosada’s office. The vice president arrived at the government headquarters minutes before six in the evening and went to the offices of the Minister of Interior. Then he met Fernandez on the first floor and they went down the same elevator to the basement – where the entrance to the museum is located.
At the end of the event, the President went to his office and the Vice President went to Minister de Pedro. There, the two were on their own until later the young daughter of the owner of the purse entered. This was the third time that CFK had visited Government House since he held the position of Vice President. It had done so before when the government closed the debt repayment agreement for private bondholders and in the wake of Diego Armando Maradona. The vice president also took pictures with the house staff and signed books. The last time Fernandez was together was on September 14, when they met in Olivos, after the electoral defeat at PASO. Minutes before 8 p.m., the vice president passed the statue hall, while Fernandez continued to work in his office.
During his speech, Dominguez compared the “Promoting Agro-Industrial Development” law to President Juan Domingo Perón’s first five-year plan and requested that the project be renamed “Agrobioindustrial.” Later, he celebrated that “all the agro-industrial chains have come together”, remembered and thanked both he and former President and Minister of Agriculture, Luis Pastera, who had been a biotechnology promoter in the agro-industrial business chain for his work. The project that will enter Congress will grant tax and tax advantages to producers in order to encourage investment in the various agricultural chains.
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