UN official named new Argentine foreign minister
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UN official named new Argentine foreign minister

Argentine President-elect Mauricio Macri has tapped a top United Nations official to be the country‘s next foreign minister.

Macri announced on his Facebook page Tuesday that he picked Susana Malcorra, Cabinet chief for U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon since 2012.

Macri said “she is intelligent, vigorous and wise” adding she comes to “add her vision about the international issues in this phase of change we will begin soon.” The Buenos Aires Herald reports.

He hopes Malcorra would help Argentina to “connect with other countries to develop opportunities of growth.”

NUESTRA CANCILLEREstoy muy contento y orgulloso de anunciar que Susana Malcorra será la Canciller de mi gobierno. En…

Posted by Mauricio Macri on Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Malcorra is highly respected at the U.N. She will replace Hector Timmerman, appointed by outgoing President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who has had trying relations with the United States while aligning Argentina with Venezuela.

Macri has promised to forge better relations with other countries in Latin America and beyond. 

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