US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, have sent letters to President Cristina Fernández to salute the head of state and congratulate the Argentine people on the anniversary of the May Revolution.
“The people of the United States would like to extend our congratulations to Argentina on the anniversary of its National Day on May 25,” the letter sent by Washington reads.
“We value Argentina’s contributions to international peacekeeping operations and its leadership in international nonproliferation efforts. In addition, we appreciate Argentina’s advocacy for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. We look forward to continuing work together on these and other issues,” it adds.
In addition, Vladimir Putin praised Argentina’s economic, social and scientific achievements, adding the country fulfills a leading role in current world affairs.
“Our relationship stands at a very high level, confirmed by your latest visit to Moscow. I am convinced we will intensify our cooperation and further coordinate our joint international efforts,” he said.
Meanwhile, President Cristina Fernández inaugurated an exhibition on Argentine industry at Plaza de Mayo square, as part of the Semana de Mayo celebrations. According to an official press release, the exhibition reflects the growth of industrialization, stressing the importance of sustainable economy development and scientific and technological innovation.