Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero to discuss our important bilateral relationship. Secretary Blinken congratulated Argentina on its election as President of the United Nations Human Rights Council and welcomed the opportunity to work with Argentina to support democracy and human rights in the Americas and beyond. The Secretary discussed Argentina’s negotiation with the International Monetary Fund and encouraged Argentina to put forward a strong economic policy framework that will return the country to growth. Finally, the Secretary and Foreign Minister expressed serious concern about the recent visit to Nicaragua of Iranian Vice President Mohsen Rezai, subject of an Interpol Red Notice for aggravated murder and damages in connection with the 1994 AMIA bombing, which killed 85 people in Buenos Aires. They discussed cooperation on efforts to bring to justice those suspected of complicity in the attack.
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