July 24, 2014
Putin calls CFK, praises Argentina's 'double standard' concerns
Russia’s Vladimir Putin has called President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and praised Argentina’s position against the “double standard” of world powers in the resolution of conflicts.
According to an official statement by the Foreign Ministry, the Russian leader contacted Ms. Kirchner today’s morning, following a previous request for calls by the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires back on Friday.
Both leaders discussed the situation in Ukraine and Putin was reported to have praised the comments by Fernández de Kirchner last week during an official visit to Paris.
Holding a press conference along with her French counterpart Francois Hollande, CFK questioned what she called world powers’ “double standard” in the settlement of international disputes. President Kirchner indeed compared the support of world powers to the referendum held by the inhabitants of the Malvinas Islands in 2013 with the rejection of the international community to the vote in Crimea a week ago.
“Putin highlighted the significance of Argentina’s position that included in the debate the double standard of many countries regarding the United Nations Charter,” the document reads and adds that the “Argentine president ratified our country will continue to promote the pacific resolution of conflicts" and denounce "the inefficiency of sanctions that hinder constructive dialogue.”
The statement by the Foreign Ministry finally says leaders Putin and Kirchner discussed a joint agenda they had addressed at the G20 summit in St. Petersburg last year, involving key issues such as “energy, military, trade, strategic development and joint activities in the Antarctica”.