Friday, January 28

Alberto Fernández asked the IMF to evaluate itself

Two years ago, and before taking office, Alberto Fernández also starred in the closing of the industrial conference. At that time, the Parque Norte room was filled with businessmen queuing up to greet him. Beaten by In the last years of Macrismo, many believed that better times would come with his government.

Today, industrialists have more questions than certainties, according to what they told Ámbito. They believe that the Government really wants to enter into an agreement with the FM, but they have doubts about the times.

They are also concerned about not knowing for sure whether they will be able to import inputs. Inflation and the exchange gap were a recurring topic of conversation.

Huge problem

“In this second stage of my government, we will put all our attention in facing the problem of poverty and exclusion”, He affirmed, as well as resolving“the huge problem of foreign debt”.

“We, as it happened to us from 2003, we will face the debts that others generated”Said the President and ratified his position regarding that “This agreement will not be at the expense of the country’s development or based on any adjustment program”.

He explained that what is sought is that this debt does not prevent carrying out the multi-year program that the Government wants to implement “so that Argentina continues on the path of recovery with job creation, and so that we can reduce inflation.”

The president said that “we ask the IMF to Before we close a new deal, do your assessment of what the failed Stand-By program was”Received by the government of Mauricio Macri. “That will help us to understand each other. It is a necessary step on this path “ said the president and added that “In order to write a new page, it is necessary to close the previous chapter. Let’s do it quickly and thus advance on a firmer and clearer ground ”.

It should be remembered that the multilateral organization comes Late at the culmination of this evaluation, from where it should not be surprising that it will be released soon.

After recalling that in 2016 and 2019 we were one of the countries that lost the most industrial capacities – we suffered a 17% drop in industrial production per inhabitant – and that later, the world went through an exceptional moment due to Covid-19, the president said that the government generated “the greatest productive bailout in our history, which was Emergency Assistance to Work and Production. Even today we continue to assist those companies that claim the aid of the State through REPRO ”.

Fernández highlighted that the country “is going through a clear process of economic recovery”, and predicted that “at the beginning of next year the industrial activity will have recovered what was lost since the beginning of the crisis of 2018 and 2019”.

“Industry is the vanguard of economic recovery”He emphasized while stating that exports have already exceeded the levels of 2013 and that their profile “is changing and reflects the new incentive scheme favorable to the industry with more inputs to produce and fewer finished products.”

“Those who affirm that production does not need the State or, worse still, that the State is an obstacle to production, do not know or want to hide something fundamental: all sustainable development processes require an active, intelligent and present State that contributes and empowers all productive sectors “, said the first president.

As part of these policies, he explained that the Executive Power sent six bills to the National Congress to promote the production of Hydrocarbons, the Agrobioindustrial complex, the Compre Argentino, industrial Cannabis, sustainable mobility and the automotive industry.