December 13, 2013
CFK to address vulture funds issue during G20 meeting
After arriving in St. Petersburg for the G20 meeting, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner stressed she will be addreessing the vulture funds issue during the summit despite the US rejected to mention it in the final statement.
"Vulture funds take advantage of everyone," she told reporters adding Argentina will discuss the "employment creation, production and investment" which are "the elements which will save global economy amid a context of crisis."
The head of state is expected to hold bilateral meetings with Russian leader Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping.
Secretary General to the presidency Oscar Parrilli also informed Fernández de Kirchner will be meeting Indian and Japanese presidents Manmohan Singh and Shinzo Abe respectively as well as South African head of state Jacob Zuma in the margins of the multilateral reunion.
With her Chinese counterpart, the South American leader will be signing three agreements that aim at strengthening bilateral ties in strategic areas such as economy and food.
According to government sources, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will be taking to the G20 table the official decision to reopen the debt swap –facing a 1.2 billion dollar legal dispute against US-based vulture funds-, calls to reform the international financial system, the fight against tax havens, and the creation of employment as a key element both to face and overcome the global crisis hitting the world since 2008.