President Alberto Fernandez affirmed that he does not believe in or want a “bipolar world” and that investments are “welcome” to Argentina, whether they come from “China, the United States or Europe”.
“The United States is very concerned about what China can do in Latin America. China can do in Latin America what the United States can do: come, invest,” Fernandez said. A round of videoconferencing hosted by The Financial Times,
Fernandez explained that “China has a financial capability with the state that gives it a competitive advantage on other counts, like the United States, But it is not the intention that Argentina supports China to the detriment of the United States, it is not so”.
“China has given us a lot of support in recent years with public works as well as financially, but If there is help from Europe or the United States, it will be welcomed like Chinese investment.” insisted the President of Argentina.
“It’s not that we have a preference for China or the United States. If there’s anything I don’t believe in, it’s a bipolar world. The Southern Hemisphere is suffering from the Cold War. I don’t want another bipolar world.” ,” he insisted.
He also assured that “There’s all this speculation about China setting up a military base in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, All of that doesn’t exist. Neither the Chinese, nor the (North) American, nor the French can be bases. We are a sovereign country.”