BUENOS AIRES - Barack and Michelle Obama danced tango at a state dinner in Buenos Aires where the US president and his Argentine counterpart, Mauricio Macri, highlighted a "new beginning" in bilateral relations.
The evening featured a professional tango dance performance. After a couple of expert tango performances, a female tango dancer invited President Obama to join the fun, then the male dancer escorted the first lady onto the dance floor.
The two tangoed with smiles to applause and cheers of those attending the dinner.
The first toast was given by Macri, who said that Argentines are "fascinated" with Michelle Obama.
And in a more serious tone, Macri said Obama's visit to Argentina has come "at a perfect time" when the Argentines have decided to "build mature and prudent relations with every country."
"We must overcome old rancors between the United States and Latin America, and we must look to the future," Macri said.
President Obama's toasted in response and said that his visit to Argentina aims, among other things, "to celebrate a new and different era" with the whole continent.
"This is a new beginning," Obama concluded.