Alberto Fernández led a meeting with businessmen at the Argentine embassy in Paris

Alberto Fernández led a meeting with businessmen at the Argentine embassy in Paris

President Alberto Fernandez continues with his European tour and, after passing through Madrid, begins his activities in Paris this Wednesday, among which stood out a breakfast at the Argentine embassy with a delegation of businessmen in what is their third stop on the tour that began on Monday in Portugal.

The delegation that accompanies the President is made up of the first lady Fabiola Yañez; The chancellor Felipe Solá; the Minister of Economy, Martin Guzman; the Secretary General of the Presidency, Julio Vitobello; the secretary of Strategic Affairs, Gustavo Beliz; the Secretary of Worship, Guillermo Oliveri; and the Secretary of Communication and Press, Juan Pablo Biondi.

The meeting ended around 7.30, Argentine time. Later, the president will be received at the Eliseo Palace by the president Emmanuel Macron.

Breakfast at the Argentine embassy with a group of businessmen

Breakfast at the Argentine embassy with a group of businessmen.

Among others, the businessmen participated in the meeting Arnaud Breuillac (Total), Laurent Dassault (Dassault), Eric Scotto (Akuo Energy), Christel Bories (Eramet), David Corchia (Total Eren), Raphael Latz (Louis Dreyfus Company), Jean-Louis Girodolle (Lazard) Y Facundo Etchebehere (Danone), reported official sources.

Arnaud Breuillac, President Exploration and Production of Total:

Arnaud Breuillac. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Breuillac joined Total in 1982 and joined Total’s Executive Committee in 2014. The entrepreneur, a graduate of the French engineering school Ecole Centrale de Lyon, held various positions in Exploration and Production in France, Abu Dhabi, UK, Indonesia and Angola and in refining in France. Since January 1, 2014, Arnaud Breuillac has served as Total’s President of Exploration and Production.

Laurent Dassault, owner of Dessault:

Laurent Dassault.

He is a French billionaire businessman and co-managing director of Dassault Group. He has been doing business in Argentina for more than 20 years with his Bodega Flechas de los Andes, in Mendoza. He owns Dassault Aviation, makers of the Mirage fighter jets and the Dassault Falcon 7X.

Eric Scotto, president of Akuo Energy:

Eric Scotto

Eric Scotto is a French entrepreneur who in 2007, co-founded Akuo Energy, the leading independent producer of renewable energy in France. with 250 employees today.

Christel Bories, president of Eramet:

Christel Bories.

Bories is a French businesswoman who was in charge of 6 firms. Currently, she holds the position of President and CEO of Eramet SA and President and CEO of Société le Nickel (a subsidiary of Eramet SA).

David Corchia, CEO of Total Eren:

David Corchia. REUTERS / John Schults

He is the CEO of Total Eren. After starting his career in project finance at BNP Paribas, he joined JP Morgan (Chase) in 1995 advising numerous international groups in the energy and utilities sectors on their merger, acquisition and financing. In 2012, he left the general management of EDF Energies Nouvelles and founded EREN together with Pâris Mouratoglou.

Raphael Latz, CEO of Dreyfus Company

Raphael Latz is the CEO of Dreyfus, a company that specializes in the grain, raw tobacco and seed trade.

Jean-Louis Girodolle, director general of Lazard

Jean-Louis Girodolle. REUTERS / Benoit Tessier

Jean-Louis Girodolle is CEO of Lazard Investment Banking in France. The firm is one of the main Investment Banking offices worldwide and provided financial advisory services to the Argentine government in the process of restructuring its debt in 2020.

Facundo Etchebehere, Director of Global Public Affairs at Danone

Facundo Etchebehere

He is an economist and master in political science, he works as VP Global Public Affairs and Corporate Affairs for Essential Dairy & Plant Based at Danone, located in France since August 2016.

Agreement with the Paris Club

On the other hand, in the last hours Alberto Fernández referred to the conversation with international credit organizations and assured that Argentina is “advancing” towards a debt agreement with the Paris Club, within a negotiation that is in charge of the Minister of Economy, Martín Guzmán, who ” he has worked a lot ”in that sense.

“Martín (Guzmán) has worked a lot on that and I think we are making progress, then we will surely talk about that issue,” Fernández said in statements to the Argentine press upon entering the hotel where he is staying in Paris, within the framework of the tour. presidential holding in Europe.

Argentina aims to postpone the maturities with the Paris Club and temporarily leave the discussion of a possible rescheduling of the debt conditions of USD 2.4 billion.

Regarding the International Monetary Fund (IMF) For the refinancing of the debt, Fernández stressed that in the meeting he held today with his Spanish counterpart, Pedro Sánchez, he found “support” for the Argentine request.

Negotiations with the IMF seek to advance an agreement to renegotiate the USD 44 billion debt contracted by the government of Mauricio Macri. Meanwhile, after the meeting with the businessmen in Paris, the Argentine delegation will leave for Rome, Italy, for the fourth stage of the journey.

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