August 21, 2014
Gov't confirms July 7 meeting with vulture funds
Argentina will play by the rules and “respect” the "agenda” that has been "agreed on" with mediator Daniel Pollack - designated by US Judge Thomas Griesa to lead negotiations with vulture funds -, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said today.
In his daily brief to the press, the head of ministers pointed out both parties’ lawyers have "coordinated" and “commonly agreed” on the July 7 meeting, thus denying versions that said negotiations could be starting this week – on Wednesday, Jay Newman, Elliott Management's accounts executive, said the firm was “ready to meet with Argentina’s Economy Mister Axel Kicillof during his visit to Washington" this week and “negotiate without any preconditions.”
“The agenda has been duly coordinated with who has to carry out this process of dialogue,” Capitanich insisted.
Minister Kicillof is actually in Washington where he will be attending later today an OAS meeting to address Argentina’s debt restructuring, currently jeopardized by holdout creditors suing the country over its defaulted bonds.