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President Trump to meet with Argentina's Macri at the White House

An undated file photograph showing Argentine President Mauricio Macri.

An undated file photograph showing Argentine President Mauricio Macri.  (EFE)

President Donald Trump will welcome his Argentine counterpart, Mauricio Macri, to the White House on April 27.

Trump and Macri plan to discuss "bilateral and regional issues, including the deteriorating situation in Venezuela," the White House said Wednesday.

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"The two leaders will exchange views on a range of bilateral and regional issues, including the expansion of trade, security sector collaboration, and the deteriorating situation in Venezuela," the White House said.

Trump and Macri will also discuss "ways to deepen the close partnership between the United States and Argentina."

Macri will be the second Latin American president to meet in Washington with Trump since his inauguration on Jan. 20.
In late February, Trump met with Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.

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Trump and Macri have spoken by phone a number of times and previously discussed the situation in Venezuela.

Relations between Washington and Buenos Aires cooled during the 2007-2015 administration of former President Cristina Fernandez.

After Macri's election, former President Barack Obama traveled to the South American country last year, marking the first visit by a US president to Argentina in almost a decade.