this monday, Horacio Rodriguez Laretta It was received at the seat of government of Buenos Aires, located in Parque Patricios, Mark StanleyThe new US ambassador to Argentina. The meeting lasted a little over an hour and there they discussed various topics: The transformation of the city of Buenos Aires, mutual commitments on climate change, Argentina’s agreement with the International Monetary Fund and concern about the “democratic deficit” of Nicaragua and Venezuela.
On behalf of the local authorities, he was accompanied by Rodriguez Larita Fernando StravisSecretary General and Secretary of International Relations, while with Stanley Robert AllisonPolitical Affairs Adviser.
“From the city, we endorse our commitment to continue working together on the major agendas of cities, such as climate change, and on exchanges that generate synergies and development opportunities between our strategic sectors.”pointed out Prime Minister of Buenos Aires.
For his part, Ambassador Stanley said: “It was a pleasure to meet the Prime Minister for the first time. We had a very fruitful meeting in which we discussed issues of common interest and strategic areas of cooperation, including dealing with climate change.“.
In the first part of the meeting, which took place in Rodríguez Laretta’s office and at which the four present spoke in English, Stanley highlighted the urban transformation he had observed in the city, which he went through like any citizen who goes for a walk or rides a horse. Bicycle, and I was surprised by the number of people doing outdoor activities.
After that, the ambassador suggested talking about the climate change agenda and in this direction Rodriguez Laretta endorsed the commitment of the city, which has already presented a plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, and an interest in working together to be active participation of North American cities in C40 Global Summit of MayorsWhich will take place in October in Buenos Aires mid-October and will be attended by more than 30 international cities.
The C40 network consists of 14 cities in the United States, among which there is a distinct city Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington and San Francisco. The Prime Minister commented on his last meeting with John KerryThe US government’s special envoy for climate in 2021, and Stanley confirmed that he is aware of Kerry’s interest in attending the summit in Buenos Aires.
“It was an excellent meeting, where We promised to work together to create an exchange agenda with North American cities ahead of the C40 Mayors Summit and with the participation of the Office for Climate Change, led by John Kerry. Cities are major players in advancing climate policies in the United States, on an agenda that is a priority for the Joe Biden government,” Stravas stressed on this point.