The Embassy Celebrates Independence Day

The Embassy of the United States of America in Argentina celebrated today the 239th anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America.  “It’s a great honor for me to represent President Obama and the American people here in Argentina.  I’m incredibly impressed with the people I meet each day, from political and business leaders throughout the country, to entrepreneurs working on exciting new tech projects in Cordoba, to students in Salta preparing for educational exchange programs in the U.S.  These encounters have left me extremely optimistic about the future of Argentina and our bilateral relationship,” said the Ambassador in his welcome remarks.  He also reaffirmed his intention to work to expand bilateral cooperation in the areas of education, science, technology and trade.

Political leaders, government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, artists, academics, businessmen, journalists, members of the Armed Forces and distinguished representatives from different walks of society gathered at the largest event ever held by the embassy to commemorate United States Independence Day.

This year, the celebration was centered on California, the Ambassador’s home state.  The guests toured various rooms highlighting different features of California such as world-class universities, Silicon Valley, beaches, Disneyland Park, and Hollywood.

This is the first Independence Day celebration since the arrival of Ambassador Mamet to Argentina in January.  During the event, the Ambassador pledged to expand connectivity between Argentines and Americans, and added: “The United States shares an incredible amount with Argentina: our fundamental values of democracy, human rights, and education; a vibrant and free press; an abundance of natural resources; and a history of immigration that creates strength in diversity. In today’s increasingly interconnected world, the United States wants and needs a strong democratic partner like Argentina to address global issues that know no boundaries.  Together, we can work to reverse climate change, combat narco trafficking, increase security, provide peacekeeping, and prevent the spread of dangerous nuclear weapons around the world.”