May 11, 2018 / 1:31 AM / 10 months ago

U.S. says it backs Argentine President Macri's economic reform programme

FILE PHOTO - Argentina's President Mauricio Macri participates in the opening session of the Americas Summit in Lima, Peru April 14, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Stapff

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States supports Argentine President Mauricio Macri’s economic reform programme, the White House said on Thursday, after Buenos Aires announced this week it was seeking financing from the International Monetary Fund.

“The United States supports the economic reform programme of President Mauricio Macri of Argentina, which is market-oriented, growth-focused, and has improved Argentina’s future,” the White House statement said.

“President Macri has the right vision for the Argentine economy and has made important strides towards modernizing the country’s economic policy,” it said.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Sandra Maler

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