May 24, 2013
CFK calls for 'realism and compromise' to combat poverty
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner spoke today before leaders at the Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, where she called for “realism and compromise” from governments in order to combat poverty.
“It’s our obligation to better the quality of life of our compatriots because services aren’t just about energy, but also about health, housing and progress,” she added.
The Argentine head of state was giving a speech before representatives from 150 countries.
“Leaders of the world should help to improve the environment. It’s a challenge that all of us face, but the key is to slow the amount of emissions and reverse pollution.”
Fernández de Kirchner was speaking at the opening of the summit, taking the stage after Khalifa bin Al Nahyan and French President Francois Hollande.
She was presented as the leader of “one of the Latin American countries with the most resources and plans to reinforce and renew energy.”
The head of state is currently on a Middle Eastern tour, which began in the United Arab Emirates, where she arrived on Sunday.