June 20, 2013
'Argentina-US relations best in 200 years,' Argüello
Argentine ambassador in the United States Jorge Argüello assured that Argentina and the US “are having the best trade relationship in almost 200 years of bilateral relations” and said that “they’ve never had a trade volume similar to the one reached this year, which left a 13 billion dollar surplus.”
Speaking from New York, Argüello said that “a complex, intense relationship like the one we have with the US will always make some noise,” although he clarified that “they are not caused by the relationship between Washington and Buenos Aires, but are a consequence of the current global situation, a result of the crisis of the developed world.”
“After this crisis, which became more intense in 2008 and 2009, the entire global economic and trade system has been tense, since developed countries want to keep producing in order to maintain their employment levels, and the underdeveloped nations are at the same time trying to become producers in order to be less dependent,” he explained.
The diplomat added that the tension affecting the world markets “is also related to our relationship with the United States, although they are being dealt with as they should in the World Trade Organization.
Argüello explained that ever since his arrival to the Argentine embassy in Washington DC last January, “he received specific instructions by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to improve the bilateral relations” with the US.