BUENOS AIRES – Argentine President Mauricio Macri and first lady Juliana Awada are on their way to the US for an official visit that will include a meeting with President Donald Trump, officials said.
The couple left on Tuesday night from Jorge Newberry Airport in Buenos Aires.
On arrival in Houston, Texas, Macri, who is traveling with Production Minister Francisco Cabrera and Energy and Mines Minister Juan Jose Aranguren, will be welcomed by Argentine Consul Gabriel Volpi.
In Houston, Macri will hold talks with top executives from Dow Chemical, Halliburton and other companies, and he will participate in a forum on energy issues, Argentine officials said.
Macri and his party are scheduled to attend a luncheon organized by the Argentine Gas and Oil Institute in Houston along with nearly 200 guests, including Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.
Macri and his delegation plan to travel from Houston to Washington, where the Argentine leader will be received by Trump and first lady Melania on Thursday.
Macri and Trump will have a private meeting and take part in a working lunch with officials from both countries.