US ambassador to Argentina Noah Mamet expressed his “profound optimism” about ties between Washington and Buenos Aires, saying he has been left “impressed” by the people he has had the opportunity to meet here so far.
“In almost the six weeks that I have been here, I have been pleasingly impressed by the people I had the opportunity to meet. From political and business leaders to students that I greet ahead of their exchange program trip to the United States; in them I see an immense talent, enthusiasm and determination,” Mamet said in an opinion piece published in Friday's edition of La Nación
“Each of these meetings has caused me a profound optimism about the future both of Argentina and our bilateral relation.”
“I see significant opportunities to build over already established alliances and create new ones that respond to mutual interests, challenges and opportunities for both countries,” the diplomat considered adding he hopes for a “better future” to be built among both nations.
“Before coming to Argentina, I spoke with President (Barack) Obama and with State Secretary John Kerry, about the existing opportunities to strengthen our bilateral relation. They urged me to continue expanding our cooperation and collaboration in key areas in which there is a strong coincidence between the interests of the two countries,” Mamet’ article read highlighting also some agreements the US and Argentina signed in recent weeks.
Among the deals the US ambassador praised were an agreement signed on February 19 by NASA chief Charles Bolden and Argentine Federal Planning Minister Julio De Vido, another one reached with the AFIP tax bureau as well as an accord setting a refinancing plan of the Paris Club debt.