Obama welcomes 'new beginning' with Argentina as he dances the Tango

2016-03-24 08:15

Buenos Aires - President Barack Obama says his trip to Buenos Aires "is a new beginning" between the United States and Argentina.

Obama is being honored at a state dinner in Argentina by President Mauricio Macri. He says the world has noticed Macri's eagerness to re-engage Argentina with the world community.

Macri says Argentina recognises Obama's visit as a gesture of friendship. He says Argentina developed with the same values as the US.

The dinner is taking place at Latin America's biggest cultural center, overlooking the Buenos Aires waterfront.

Argentina's leader was offering President Barack Obama a ride. On a folding electric bicycle.

The government says President Mauricio Macri gave the bicycle to Obama on Wednesday. Obama is on a two-day, state visit to Argentina.

The CMYK 4.0 model bicycle was designed by Argentine Manuel Saez, who also spent several years in New York.

The bike's website says its 250-watt motor can travel 30 miles on one charge. The bike is expected to cost $1 600 when it goes on sale.

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