Washington, D.C. – Representative Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Representative Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), the Committee’s Ranking Member, released the following statement in support of Argentina’s bid to be a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD):

“As the OECD membership expands, we strongly support Argentina’s bid to join the organization. In recent years, the country has enacted significant economic reforms and again emerged as a South American power player. With its highly educated population, diverse economy and vast natural resources, Argentina’s accession to the OECD would be a win for the country, the region, and the current OECD membership. We look forward to continuing to work with President Macri as Argentina increases its leadership role in the global economy.”