Buenos Aires, Nov 15 (EFE) .- The main companies of Spanish origin living in Argentina said today, during a meeting with the president of the Spanish Senate, Pío García-Escudero, "illusion and hope" before the stage of "security", "confidence" and investment that opens with the management of President Mauricio Macri.
"They are very aware of the stage that opens, unlike the previous one, where they did not know exactly where they were, "he told Efe after the meeting the head of the Upper House, when comparing the current situation with the one that occurred during the governments of Néstor Kirchner (2003-2007) and his wife, Cristina Fernández (2007-2015).
Even the Spanish Embassy in Buenos Aires was approached by the main representatives of Santander Río, Telefónica Argentina, Gas Natural Fenosa, Gestamp Argentina, Dycasa, Autopistas del Oeste (Abertis), BBVA Banco Francés, Codere, Iberia, Air Europa and Indra.
The balance sheet of the meeting, according to García-Escudero, was the feeling of "illusion and hope" transmitted by the businessmen, who consider that from now on, after the triumph of the ruling party Let's change in the legislative elections of October 22nd, a stage of "security, trust, investment and above all prosperity opens".
"We have all mentioned that really We are seeing the future with great optimism, because we have a Government that somehow gives certainty that it will manage the country well and a society that in the elections has ratified the I support the Government, "Enrique Cristofani, president of Santander Río, the first private bank in Argentina, told Efe.
The situation expressed by Cristofani extends to his opinion" the horizon of predictability ", which" accelerates investments ".
For the banking representative, Spanish companies have been" next to the American "those that have invested the most in Argentina in the last 10-15 years.
As he pointed out, the economy of the southern country is going to grow at the base "around 3.5% per cent in the next 2-3 years", which in general "for everything that has to do with the financial intervention activity.
The president of the Senate reiterated that the arrival of Macri to the Presidency, in December 2015, as well as the State trip that he made to Spain last February, they have fostered a bilateral relationship "absolutely different from the previous one, which was very difficult".
"Now the relationship that it is between the two governments, between the parliaments and between the businessmen it is a cordial, normal, friendly relationship and above all of collaboration and work in common things that were less, "he concluded.
García-Escudero began an official visit to Buenos Aires last Monday that included meetings with various authorities of the Executive Branch, including the own head of state, and parliamentarians, such as the head of the Chamber of Deputies, Emilio Monzó.
After the meeting today with the businessmen, he participated in the embassy of a tribute to the Spanish disappeared during the last Argentine dictatorship (1976-1983) and this afternoon will dictate a conference on "The territorial system in Spain" and will be with Spanish residents in the Spanish Club of Buenos Aires.