NEW YORK—In response to the victory of Argentinian President-elect Mauricio Macri, who participated in last year’s International Mayors Conference in Jerusalem, American Jewish Congress (AJCongress) President Jack Rosen issued the following statement:
"On behalf of American Jewish Congress, I would like to offer a sincere congratulations to President-elect Macri on his successful campaign. After getting to know Mr. Macri over the past few years, I am confident that the people of Argentina have elected a true leader. I look forward to continuing to work with the Argentinian president as he leads his country into an era of increased accountability and economic prosperity, and a renewed role of influence in Latin America and the world.”
For the past 30 years, the International Mayors Conference has fostered an international dialogue among the world’s local leaders because of the strong belief in their power to change and improve people’s lives. Mr. Macri is the second participating mayor who has recently moved on to become a head of state, the first being Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi who was elected in February 2014.
Click here for a photo of American Jewish Congress President Jack Rosen, President-elect Mauricio Macri and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from the 2014 International Mayors Conference in Jerusalem. And click here for a photo of American Jewish Congress President Jack Rosen, President-elect Mauricio Macri, and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton from the American Jewish Congress lifetime achievement award ceremony in March 2014.