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US government sends e-mailed congratulations to re-elected Argentine president

Monday, October 24th 2011 - 22:55 UTC
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The message was relayed by State Department spokesperson William Ostick The message was relayed by State Department spokesperson William Ostick

The US Government congratulated President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner after being re-elected and assured that it will continue to work with the Argentine government to strengthen bilateral ties, State Department spokesman for Latin America William Ostick said.

“We congratulate President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and the people and Government of Argentina,” said an email sent by Ostick.

“The United States looks forward to working productively with the future Fernandez de Kirchner Administration,” it added.

“The United States and Argentina share a history of cooperation, and we will continue to work to strengthen and deepen our partnership. We value Argentina's dedication to democratic governance, human rights, regional stability, and global peace and security,” the mail concludes.

Bilateral relations between Argentina and the US went through some rough patch when last February 10th the local government seized cargo from a US military plane that had landed in Ezeiza for some special forces training, after authorities assured they were carrying illegal weaponry and medicine.

On Sunday evening one of the first presidents to congratulate Cristina Fernandez was Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff who underlined that the victory is “important for the whole of Latin America”.

The Brazilian head of state made her comments when she phoned Cristina Fernández to congratulate her, the Brazilian presidential spokesman, Rodrigo Baena Soares stated on Monday.

When the Argentine President gave her speech last night she thanked Rousseff and the heads of state who congratulated her after she had received various phone-calls.

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