It’s only been half a week since the ballotage election, but President-elect Mauricio Macri’s future Cambiemos government is already getting all kinds of global invites. And Germany isn’t the only foreign nation celebrating the PRO candidate’s electoral victory: the United States Congress is also excited and has already put forth an effort to strengthen feeble ties with Argentina.
With the long line of bad blood between the two countries, the wounds run deep, but the US Congress’ aspirations are not impossible in a post-Kirchner era.
— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) November 23, 2015
Shortly after US Secretary of State John Kerry congratulated the Cambiemos leader’s win, two senior representatives of the Foreign Relations Committee of the House of Representatives sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to prioritize relations with Argentina.
— Foreign Affairs Cmte (@HouseForeign) November 24, 2015
The official letter was released via Twitter yesterday, followed by some “congrats Macri” gestures and a bit of their own two cents:
“A renewed U.S.–
#Argentina partnership will be a win-win for our two countries”
“We write to you to urge you to prioritize U.S.-Argentina relations over the next year. The United States and Argentina should be natural partners. We both have highly educated populations, diverse economies and vast natural resources,” began the letter to the President-elect.
At the top of the list of suggestions to Obama was the US House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs’ recommendation to increase public diplomacy efforts and improve US-Argentine economic dialogue.
Check out the full letter here: