President Alberto Fernández will travel to the United States today and is expected to meet with U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday.
The White House issued a statement this morning announcing the meeting.
“On March 29, following the conclusion of day one of the second Summit for Democracy, President Joe Biden will host President Alberto Fernández of Argentina for a bilateral meeting at the White House,” it said. “The leaders will celebrate 200 years of bilateral relations between the United States and Argentina and reiterate the strength of the U.S.-Argentina partnership.”
The presidents are expected to discuss how the United States and Argentina “can continue to partner to address global challenges and continue to make progress on areas of mutual national interest, including critical minerals, climate change, space, and technology”
The agenda will also include economic cooperation and talks about “inclusion, democracy and the protection of human rights”.
Fernández is currently in the Dominican Republic following his participation in the Iberoamerican Summit — he will spend two days in New York City, where he is expected to meet with international investors at the Council of the Americas on Monday night.
Economy Minister Sergio Massa is expected to join the president’s team in DC.
This is a long-awaited meeting for the Argentine government, as a bilateral encounter was scheduled for July last year and got cancelled due to Biden testing positive for COVID-19.