Foreign Minister Anthony Blinken meets with his Argentine counterpart Santiago Cafiero in Washington, and they discuss bilateral relations, and express their deep concern over the recent visit of Iranian Vice President Mohsen Rezaei to Nicaragua.
Foreign Minister Anthony Blinken, during his meeting with his Argentine counterpart Santiago Cafiero in Washington, discussed bilateral relations between the two countries.
According to a statement by the US State Department, Blinken congratulated Argentina on its election as President of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
He also welcomed the opportunity to work with Argentina to “support democracy and human rights in the Americas and beyond,” as he put it.
Valuable conversation today with Argentine Foreign Minister @SantiagoCafiero about our countries’ many shared interests. I congratulated him on Argentina’s election as President of @UN_HRC and look forward to our work to promote democracy and human rights in the hemisphere. pic.twitter.com/MODW11Bnkd
— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) January 18, 2022
Also, Blinken discussed Argentina’s negotiations with the International Monetary Fund, encouraging it “to put forward a robust economic policy framework that will restore the country to growth.”
The two sides expressed their “grave concern” about the recent visit of Iranian Vice President Mohsen Rezaei to Nicaragua, “to whom the terms of the Interpol red memorandum apply, against the background of the bombing in Buenos Aires in 1994,” as they put it.
Rezaei attended the inauguration of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, last Monday.