Statement on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan meeting with Secretary Gustavo Beliz of Argentina

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Statement on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan meeting with Secretary Gustavo Beliz of Argentina

Today, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met with Argentine Secretary for Strategic Affairs Secretary Gustavo Beliz at the White House to discus

Today, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met with Argentine Secretary for Strategic Affairs Secretary Gustavo Beliz at the White House to discuss joint efforts to address the crisis in Ukraine, including Argentina’s leadership at the Human Rights Council and addressing food security and energy resilience.  They also spoke of the importance of responding to humanitarian crises.  In addition, they continue their work on the roadmap for bilateral cooperation and a partnership for sustainable and inclusive development that has led to dialogues on information and communications technology, clean energy, satellite technology, and human rights since their first meeting in August 2021. They highlighted the importance of the knowledge economy and leading-edge technology in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and promoted cooperation in strategic sectors such as green energy and lithium production.  They noted the importance of a democratic and free internet and the importance of secure and trustworthy information and communications technology and services.  They spoke about the importance of strengthening the multilateral development banks and attracting U.S. private investment to build a green, equitable, and inclusive  recovery from the pandemic.  Mr. Sullivan and Secretary Beliz discussed President Biden and President Fernandez’s vison and shared commitments towards sustainable and inclusive development in the region that will be highlighted in the Summit of the Americas.