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By The Associated Press

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — President Barack Obama has arrived in Argentina for the first state visit by a U.S. president since 1997.

Obama landed on Air Force One late Tuesday evening in Buenos Aires. His visit opens Wednesday morning when he's greeted by President Mauricio Macri at Casa Rosada, the historic, pink presidential offices.

He'll meet with Macri and the two will take questions from reporters.

President Barack Obama waves from Air Force One as he arrives accompanied by first lady Michelle and daughters Sasha, behind right, and Malia at the international Buenos Aires airport, Argentina, early Wednesday, March 23, 2016.AP

Obama also plans to hold a town hall meeting with young Argentinians and will be feted at a state dinner.

Obama and his family will travel Thursday to the picturesque city of Bariloche before returning to Washington.

Obama is eager to show that the U.S. and Argentina are on better footing now that Macri is in office. His predecessor frequently lashed out at the U.S.