A bipartisan delegation of six members of the United States House of Representatives, led by the Honorable Albio Sires (D-NJ), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, spent two days in Argentina to reinforce the importance of strengthening US-Argentina relations. Upon their arrival in Argentina, Representative Sires and the delegation attended a remembrance ceremony at the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) commemorating the 25th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the Jewish community center. They met with president Mauricio Macri, and with the Venezuela’s Ambassador to Argentina, Elisa Trotta Gamus, as well as with representatives of the American Chamber of Commerce. The delegation’s visit was focused on economic and security cooperation, the crisis in Venezuela, and the countries’ shared efforts to combat antisemitism.
“Our visit demonstrates bipartisan commitment within Congress to further strengthening US relations with Argentina,” said Chairman Sires. “The Argentine Government is an important friend of the United States and a key partner for confronting a range of regional challenges, from combating drug trafficking and transnational crime to promoting a peaceful return to democracy in Venezuela. I hope our delegation’s meetings in Argentina will further strengthen economic and security cooperation between our two countries and advance our shared interests.”
Honorable Albio Sires was joined by Honorable Joe Wilson, (R-SC); Honorable Ted E. Deutch (D-FL); Honorable Ted S. Yoho (R-FL); Honorable Tom Graves (R-GA); Honorable Norma J. Torres (D-CA).