Peña: “We are responsible for reaching as much consensus as possible”

At a briefing with media representatives at the IMC, Argentine Chief of Cabinet, Marcos Peña, talked about Argentina’s relationship with the United States and the importance of multilateralism.  

At a briefing with media representatives at the IMC, Argentine Chief of Cabinet, Marcos Peña, talked about Argentina’s relationship with the United States and the importance of multilateralism.

“Over the last three years, we have strengthened our friendship with the United States, first with President Obama and, later, with President Trump. This helped us advance on several specific issues, such as trade”, he said before mentioning that lemon and beef exports to the American market were re-established after 17 years.

“The same goes for our investment plan: the agreements we have signed will help create several tools to finance investments in energy and infrastructure, among other areas. We also share an agenda to fight drug trafficking and terror, with considerable results”, he added.

Regarding multilateralism and free trade, Peña said: “The more integrated we are, the more employment and development opportunities there will be, especially for countries such as our own, which still has a long way to go in terms of job creation and poverty reduction”.

“We will always stand up for this idea, as we did at the WTO Ministerial Conference last year. Now more than ever, since Argentina is presiding over the G20, we are responsible for reaching as much consensus as possible at these meetings”, he concluded.