Almost nine months after Argentina confiscated a U.S. military plane, causing an unprecedented diplomatic mess, Argentine President Cristina Kirchner and U.S. President Barack Obama met in Cannes, the famous city in the French Riviera.
(If you’re not familiar with the airplane scandal, click here to see an article I wrote for the WSJ. It was the paper’s most-read article worldwide for about three consecutive days.)
Obama called Kirchner “a great friend, not only of mine but of the United States.” The comment surprised many in Argentina and the U.S. who were so perplexed by the plane scandal.
The brief meeting took place on the sidelines of a G-20 summit.
Here’s a video – in both English and Spanish – of the two presidents speaking to the press.