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ARGENTINA | 14-11-2019 12:46

Macri schedules trips to Spain and Brazil before leaving office

Appointments for outgoing president’s final weeks in office includes two international summits.

Before he hands over the presidency to Alberto Fernández on December 10, Mauricio Macri has a few final appointments abroad, including trips to Spain and Brazil. 

The Cambiemos leader's final foreign swing will begin in Madrid, where the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 25, will take place.

It was planned initially for Chile in early December, but the UN moved it to Spain as a result of the South American country’s ongoing social conflicts. President Sebastián Piñera said that Chile was no longer in a condition to host the meeting.

Macri, according to government sources consulted by the Noticias Argentinas news agency, has confirmed he will be attending the Heads of State Summit that will open COP 25. The conference as a whole will include around 25,000 delegates, including the famous Swedish teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg. 

After the conference, which Chile will still preside over despite it taking place in Europe, Macri plans to return to Spain’s capital on December 4 before travelling on toto Brazil, where he will reunite with his counterpart Jair Bolsonaro,.

The far-right leader moved a scheduled Mercosur Summit up in the calendar  to include the outgoing Argentine president and avoid the attendance of Fernández, with whom Bolsonaro has more than a few disagreements.


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