BUENOS AIRES – Argentinian president Mauricio Macri and his wife Juliana Awada bid farewell to the U.S. president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle in the town of Bariloche, Patagonia, before their return to Washington after a two-day official visit to Argentina.
Several photos, released by Argentina’s Presidency press office, show both couples, dressed informally, chatting animatedly, giving hugs and laughing unabashedly.
Accompanied by their daughter, Sasha and Malia, and Michelle’s mother Marian Robinson, the Obama couple traveled to Patagonia, in the west of the country after a tight schedule in Buenos Aires where they landed at dawn on Wednesday.
After their busy schedule in recent days in Cuba and the Argentinian capital, they took the opportunity to have a walk and board the Modesta Victoria ship to sail on the Nahuel Huapi Lake, located within the national park of the same name.
The family stayed at the Llao Llao, a luxury hotel which has already seen other U.S. presidents such as Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and Dwight Eisenhower.
The Macris also travelled to the area to spend the last few days of the Holy Week, according to the Argentinian Foreign Affairs minister Susana Malcorra.