This morning, I spoke with President of Argentina Mauricio Macri and reaffirmed the United States’ strong support for Argentina during this trying time for them.  Argentina is a long-time strategic partner of the United States and a major non-NATO ally.  President Macri is doing an excellent job with this very difficult economic and financial situation.  I have confidence in President Macri’s leadership, and I strongly encourage and support his engagement with the International Monetary Fund to strengthen Argentina’s monetary and fiscal policies to tackle the country’s current economic challenges.