UK Prime Minister David Cameron sent President-elect Mauricio Macri his congratulations. Photo via theconversation.com

According to a statement released by a Downing Street spokesperson, UK Prime Minister David Cameron called President-elect Mauricio Macri to congratulate him on his Sunday victory.

The press release says that both heads of state agreed on the fact that Macri’s entry into the Casa Rosada brings an “opportunity to strengthen relations between the United Kingdom and Argentina, and develop the existing commercial and investment bonds.”

“Recognizing the differences between both countries, both leaders agreed on the need to follow a path of open dialogue and work towards a stronger relationship,” the statement continues.

Cameron has advocated signing a free trade agreement between Mercosur and the EU “as soon as possible.”

Cameron joins the list of world leaders to have called Macri to congratulate him on his presidential win. US president Barack Obama called  Macri today to congratulate him on his election as well.