U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
November 30, 2018
U.S.- Argentina Collaboration Advances Prosperity and Security
Today, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo participated in President Trump’s meeting with Argentine President Mauricio Macri on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Argentina. The President highlighted important progress in the U.S.-Argentina bilateral relationship, including:
- The signing of a framework to strengthen infrastructure and technical cooperation between the United States and Argentina in the energy sector.
- The signing of letters of interest with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for six projects in Argentina.
- The reopening of Argentina’s market to U.S. beef exports.
In addition, the United States and Argentina signed agreements in the following areas:
- An Education Framework Memorandum of Understanding to enhance educational exchange programs
- A Memorandum of Understanding to be signed between the U.S. and Argentine national park services to cooperate on conservation efforts
- A Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen cooperation in health
- A Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) to promote cooperation in aviation safety
During the meeting, President Trump also emphasized the need for close coordination to confront the crisis in Venezuela and for increased bilateral security cooperation to counter terrorism and transnational crime. The United States looks forward to continuing to advance our relationship with the Argentine Republic as we work to promote economic prosperity for the Americas and generate greater opportunities for the American people.