The presidents of the United States and Argentina will meet this week in Washington
Washington. The White House announced, on Saturday evening, that the President of the United States, Joe Biden, will receive his Argentine counterpart, Alberto Fernandez, in Washington this week, after a meeting between the two leaders was postponed last year.
White House spokeswoman Karen Jean-Pierre said in a statement Saturday that Biden’s meeting with Fernandez will take place on the sidelines of the second Democracy Summit on March 29.
Biden and Fernandez were scheduled to meet in July last year. The meeting was postponed after the US president tested positive for the coronavirus.
The statement said the two leaders will “celebrate the 200th anniversary of bilateral relations” and discuss issues such as minerals, climate change, space and technology.
“They will also talk about economic cooperation, as well as their shared values of inclusion, democracy and the protection of human rights.”
The Democracy Summit will take place from March 28-30 and is co-sponsored by the United States, Costa Rica, the Netherlands, South Korea and Zambia.
The first edition of the summit was held in 2021, led by Biden, who made the struggle between democracies and authoritarian regimes a major topic of his administration.
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