December 18, 2014
CFK scheduled to meet Argentine squad and Putin next week
After recovering from her medical rest following a bout of laryngitis, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will receive the Argentine squad next week, after the World Cup final to be disputed against Germany on Sunday at the Maracaná Stadium in Río de Janeiro.
The head of state got the order of all clear by her personnel doctors, and is also expected to meet her Russian par President Vladimir Putin on Saturday.
Following the reunion, Fernández de Kirchner will welcome the Argentine squad headed by Alejandro Sabella on their way back from the final against Germany; a meeting which is expected to take place next Monday or Tuesday.
While 10 heads of state have already confirmed their presence at the final soccer ‘battle’ in Brazil, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the president will not attend the match due to her recovery.
Ms Kirchner sent a letter today adressed to the Brazilian president in which she thanks for the invitation but declines.
"Doctors have recommended me to rest on Sunday," the letter reads, while giving detail of CFK's busy schedule next week.
Fernández de Kirchner's last public appearance was on July 1, where she unveiled an initiative to build a couple of statues in memoriam of formers presidents Hipólito Yrigoyen and Juán Domingo Perón.