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Argentina forgets the US Air Force incident and says relations are “excellent”

Posted in News and Articles, Political Risk by politicalrisklatam on March 14, 2011

by Merco Press News, March 13th, 2011.

Relations between Argentina and the United States are ‘excellent’ said ultra ‘Kirchnerite’ lawmaker Carlos Kunkel who discarded as ‘interested parties’ versions indicating certain ‘discomfort’ in President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner administration with the coming visit of President Barack Obama to El Salvador, Chile and Brazil.

“Our government respects Barack Obama’s work agenda and there’s no discomfort or hard feeling because on this trip he is not visiting Argentina” said Kunkel in an interview with a US television station when asked about the US president’s coming visit 19/23 March to the region.

Kunkel is currently in New York sponsoring a program that looks to integrate Argentine residents in the US.

“When he feels it appropriate, President Obama will be welcomed, as the leaders of all the countries that wish to visit us”, added Kunkel.

Asked when President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will be announcing her re-election bid, Kunkel said that “for that decision there’s time until June”, although “it could happen some time before”. (continue reading… )


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