Argentine President Sends Emissary to Brazil to Organize Meeting with Bolsonaro

Future ambassador from neighboring country in Brasilia met Mourão and minister Osmar Terra


Two days after taking office, the new president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, sent a high-level emissary to Brasilia to try to organize a meeting with President Jair Bolsonaro and initiate a rapprochement between the two governments.

The future ambassador of Argentina in Brazil, Daniel Scioli, met with officials of the Bolsonaro government on Thursday (12), in Brasilia.

Chief among them was Vice President Hamilton Mourão. The Argentine also spoke with Minister Osmar Terra (Citizenship).

At the meeting with Mourão, Scioli stressed that ideological differences cannot separate Brazil and Argentina and that the two countries need to act together in various international fora.

He also pointed out that any bitterness that has gotten between the two trustees over the exchange of provocations in recent months will be resolved when they meet and talk eye to eye.

The Argentine emissary stated that the Bolsonaro government has taken important steps to overcome the Brazilian economic crisis.

According to aides heard by Folha, when Scioli mentioned the desire to hold a meeting between Fernández and Bolsonaro, Mourão said there might be a window of opportunity in January.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon