Official activity will start tomorrowMonday, November 8, 2010
President CFK travels to Seoul for G20
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner travelled to South Korea to participate in the Group of Twenty (G20) summit. This is the first international activity she embarks upon after her husband and predecessor, former president Néstor Kirchner, died of a heart attack, 10 days ago.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman and Economy Minister Amado Boudou accompanied her, as well as the head of the Argentine Industrial Union, Héctor Méndez, and UIA secretary José Ignacio de Mendiguren.
The President’s official activity will start at noon and will conclude on Friday night, when she attends the closing gala dinner. She will head and address a table on finances in the second session of the G20 business summit.
Boudou said at the G20 meeting the President will “demand more participation of the developing countries in the decision-making process of the IMF” International Monetary Fund. In an interview with Página/12 newspaper, the minister said that the reform the G20 proposed, to double the IMF’s capital and modify the power distribution, was “insufficient.”
About 120 businessmen from around the world will discuss ways of promoting international economic growth, and will prepare a report that will be submitted to the presidents. Eleven heads of state, including Fernández de Kirchner, have confirmed their attendance at the summit.