The managing director of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, will arrive next week in Argentina and will meet with Mauricio Macri. In the framework of the first meeting of finance ministers and holders of central banks of the G-20, the head of the agency will pass through Buenos Aires and on Friday will have his appointment with the president. It will be the first visit of an IMF holder in 15 years to our country. The last one was that of Horst Köhler, during the presidency of Néstor Kirchner in 2003, a few months after taking office as president.
He will also have individual meetings with the Minister of Finance, Nicolás Dujovne, and the President of the Central Bank, Federico Sturzenegger. Lagarde’s visit takes place within the framework of the G20, a forum in which the IMF maintains a permanent participation. The meeting in our country will take place from March 17 to 20, while in June there will be a second meeting of finance ministers and central bank presidents.
In addition to the IMF, other international organizations such as the World Bank, the OECD, the Financial Stability Forum, the UN, the ILO and the FATF will attend the meeting. In total there will be officials from the 19 countries and the European Union, which make up the G-20 and invited countries such as Chile, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Singapore.
“All countries want to establish a relationship of trust with Argentina today.” After years of lag, it is very important that these personalities come and have bilateral conversations and a joint mutual cooperation agenda that results in investment improvements and that Argentina be included in the world, “said Laura Jaitman, head of the G-20 in this presidency that will have this year Argentina.
Beyond the legacy issues of previous presidencies, the Argentine official who will be in charge of mediating between the countries during the forum, together with Demian Reidel, director of the BCRA, will also seek that the country will print the Argentine tone to the issues that are try
There will be no shortage of issues such as the fight against evasion and tax transparency. “But we will also raise new issues such as crypto-assets, including cryptocurrencies.The risks and scope of this investment opportunity will be evaluated for the first time.We will also consider the discussion of new forms of work, infrastructure development as central issues. As a class of assets, that is, the creation of a financial market that has financial instruments that may have infrastructure developments as underlying assets and will be discussed on taxes on digital technology, “explained the executive.
“The priorities are the future of work, the impact of technology on different variables, such as productivity and growth, and this is in line with our policy of lowering poverty and improving job quality,” said Jaitman.