The head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev expressed the hope that after the election of Mauricio Macri as President of Argentina to Moscow and Buenos Aires will maintain continuity in the relationship.
MOSCOW, November 23. The head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev hoped for continuity in the relations of Argentina with Russia under a new President Mauricio Macri.
The second round of presidential elections put an end to 12 years of age “kirchnerismo” — during the reign of the governments formed by presidents Nestor Kirchner and then Cristina Kirchner. After counting 99,17% of the ballots, the opposition leader and mayor of Buenos Aires, a longtime critic of Kirchner, Mauricio Macri received 51,40%.
“The Argentine people have made their choice and now we will follow the declarations of the new President, to understand how continuity of its policy toward Russia,” Kosachev told journalists on Monday.
He noted that during the recent visit of the delegation of the Federation Council in Argentina was unable to meet with him, because he had not time to come to the capital.
“However, during the meetings with parliamentarians, we felt a very firm, serious attitude to relations with Russia developed into an active primary key. We believe that the elected President should focus on this sentiment in Argentine society and in our relations will not be upheaval and radical change,” he said.
Kosachev noted that together with the President of Argentina is elected and the Vice-President who is the head of the upper house of Parliament. According to him, Russian parliamentarians would like to establish a dialogue with the new leadership of the Senate in the near future.