In his inaugural address, Argentine President Alberto FernÃ¡ndez said on Tuesday (10) that the country should continue to prioritize Mercosur and wants to strengthen its relationship with Brazil.
"We will strengthen Mercosur and regional integration. With Brazil, we have to build an ambitious, innovative, and creative agenda that is backed by our historical relationship and goes beyond any personal or ideological differences of those who govern at the juncture," he said.
Jair Bolsonaro sent Brazilian Vice President Hamilton MourÃ£o to the ceremony at the last minute. He nodded as he listened to FernÃ¡ndez speak.
Earlier, MourÃ£o told reporters he was "happy to represent Brazil" in office and that "both countries have to help each other."
The Brazilian deputy arrived in Buenos Aires on Monday night (9), following a decision by Bolsonaro, and stayed at the residence of the Brazilian embassy.
The future ambassador of Argentina in Brazil, Daniel Scioli, valued the presence of MourÃ£o in possession, saying it is a "forceful and very positive gesture for the new relationship that begins and, mainly, for bilateral trade."
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon