Argentine Parliament to host next Latin American Jewish Congress
The president of the Chamber of Deputies, Sergio Massa, anticipated that the The Latin American Jewish Congress will organize a meeting with the National Congress to promote initiatives against discrimination. It is scheduled for the end of July and will have the participation of the parliaments of the region.
Massa underlined the importance of the Argentine Jewish community being one of the largest and most active in the region. He stressed that Alberto Fernández’s first visit when he assumed the presidency was to Israel in memory of the Holocaust. The leader of the deputies asked that the bilateral relation be understood as a line made up of a succession of points which constitute the relation made up of the different powers of the State. And noticed that parliamentary diplomacy makes it possible to consolidate the work agenda on different axes.
He also pointed out that throughout the year, the Argentine parliament has managed to clarify institutional activities against racism and discrimination, such as the recent publication of a report on hate speech by Congress, the University of San Martín and experts in the Jewish community. In turn, he reported on the policy favoring student visits to the Holocaust museum as part of your civic training.
Likewise, during the meeting in Washington, various parliamentary issues were discussed, including the need to overcome the pandemic, the growth of economies, the strengthening of democracies and the difficulties facing the region. In the same way, Massa called on AJJ to work together to make Latin American agenda visible in US Congress.
Members of the Latino Caucus and Jewish Congressmen from the House of Representatives attended the meeting, including Mario Díaz Balart, Adriano Espaillat, Jaime Herrera Beutler, Debbie Wasserman Schulz, Albio Sires, Ted Deutch, Brad Schneider, María Elvira Salazar, Sylvia García, Norma Torres, Josh Gottheimer, Kathy Manning and Brian Mast.
On the same day, the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies participated, along with National Deputy Laura Russo, in an interparliamentary working meeting on Capitol Hill with members of the United States Congress Linda Sánchez, Marilyn Strickland, Ruben Gallego, Robin Kelly and Jimmy Panetta.
Continuing his agenda in the United States, the leader of the Renewal Front meets with the chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere and International Economic Policy of the United States Chamber of Deputies, Albio Sires; with the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Menéndez, and he will perform at the Inter-American Dialogue (DIA) to present “Argentina. Economic and political outlook. Perspective of relations between the United States and Argentina ”.
Meanwhile, Thursday, already in New York, Massa meets with US Jewish Congress leader Jack Rosen; share a lunch with the President of the Council of the Americas, Susan Seagal, then make a presentation in this forum; and finally, at 7:00 p.m., he will meet with former President Clinton.
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