U.S. Backs negotiations with IMF

Days after the meeting between Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Undersecretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian Nichols said the U.S. “expects Argentina to reach an agreement” with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). During a press conference, the official said that members of the Administration led by Joe Biden “wish to support this process.” On Tuesday, Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero met in Washington with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to seek U.S. backing in negotiating with the IMF over the $44 billion debt contracted in 2018 by the Cambiemos government. but he stressed the need for Argentina to present a “solid economic program that returns growth to the country.” In that meeting was present, among other officials, Brian Nichols himself, who later also attended a dinner offered by the head of the San Martín Palace, at the Argentine Embassy in Washington.Al regard, the Undersecretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs said at the press conference that Cafiero and Blinken “had a very positive meeting where they talked about strengthening the bilateral alliance” and remarked that “both countries have a relationship from a long time ago.” “We want to continue to support her as much as possible,” the State Department official added.

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