Trump to host Argentina’s Macri at White House on April 27

WASHINGTON – Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri confirmed Wednesday that a date has been officially established for his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House, April 27.

The date was revealed by the president Macri during an interview with Bloomberg.

At the White House, both the presidents plan to discuss Argentine-United States bilateral relations, trade, Mercosur-US relations and most certainly the Venezuelan situation.

The meeting has been a goal for the Macri administration since Trump took office, and was made possible after the Trump administration offered an invitation during their last telephone conversation on February 15th.

For Argentina, the most contentious potential talking point may be dialogue on increasing trade between Argentina and the US.

“We should focus ourselves first on areas that we can complement each other,” Macri said in an interview with Bllomberg.

He might be referring to increased Agricultural exports to the US, a topic of discussion in their last telephone conversation.

But Argentine-US relations are only part of the planned discussion, as Macri affirms the importance of including Mercosur in the bilateral discussion. Perhaps most in the forefront of these discussions is the political crisis in Venezuela and what collective action can and should be taken to support Venezuelan democracy.