Bush assures Argentina of U.S. support
"President Bush reaffirmed America's strong bilateral relations with Argentina.
stressed our commitment to the Argentinian people, and our heartfelt appreciation
of the difficulties that the people of Argentina are facing," said White House
spokesman Ari Fleischer.
Argentina is in default on part of its $141 billion mountain of debt and
cash from the International Monetary Fund.
"The president expressed his willingness to work with the Argentinian government
as it confronts these serious economic challenges," Fleischer said.
"President Bush also underscored tha t once Argentina has committed to
and sustainable economic plan, working with the international financial institutions,
the United States is willing to support Argentina through the IMF and other
international institutions," he said.
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