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Relationship between our region and the United States of America: Foreign Minister Mondino spoke at virtual event hosted by the Atlantic Council

Monday, 26 February 2024
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Foreign Minister Diana Mondino participated virtually in a conversation entitled “Redefining the US partnership with Latina America and the Caribbean for a new era”, organized by the American think tank Atlantic Council.

She made her presentation during the first panel of the conversation and referred to the bilateral relationship of our country with the United States of America and Argentina’s foreign policy towards Latin America and the Caribbean.

Argentina’s top diplomat highlighted that Argentina seeks to deepen, expand and diversify the relationship with the United States and to promote - through a strategic partnership - cooperation on all issues on the broad bilateral agenda, ranging from political to the economic-commercial topics, both at a bilateral, regional and global level.

On the other hand, she explained that Argentine foreign policy towards Latin America and the Caribbean is based on the defense of freedom, democracy, human rights, economic development, the promotion of trade and investments, and the promotion of processes of regional integration.

Asked about the economic transformations currently underway in our country, the Foreign Minister assured that “in Argentina we began a new stage characterized by the open market economy, the promotion of investments, the strengthening of the rule of law, the promotion of free competition of economic actors and full insertion into the global economy.”

She also added that “this is part of a global scenario that presents multiple challenges, before which we consider it crucial to cooperate and work with Western countries, including the United States, and international organizations of the financial system, such as the IMF and the World Bank.”

To conclude, Mondino pointed out that “we are determined to build relationships of trust and work with a constructive vision to improve the living conditions of our people. In this sense, the current Argentine Government seeks to promote a long-term economic recovery and be once again a reliable partner in the international arena. An example of this is the formal application for membership in the OECD.”

The event featured government officials from the United States of America, Latin America and the Caribbean, such as the Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for the  Western Hemisphere at the National Security Council, Juan González; the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the US Department of State, Mark Wells; and the Vice President and Senior Director of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Jason Marczak; among others.

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