Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner referred to terrorist attacks on Jewish targets in Argentina as she took office as the country’s president.
“We have been part of the global terrorism,” Kirchner, the first woman elected president of Argentina, said during her one-hour address, referring to attacks in 1992 and 1994. “We cannot be part of the global violation of human rights.”
Israeli Internal Affairs Minister Meir Shitrit and the International Monetary Fund president, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, along with several foreign authorities, were present at the National Congress ceremony.
Kirchner succeeds her husband, Nestor Kirchner. The presidents of the Jewish AMIA central institution and DAIA Jewish political umbrella said they expect the good relations between the government and the Jewish community to continue, following the past four years of Nestor Kirchner’s presidency.