Argentine President Mauricio Macri took to Twitter, posting photos of himself and his wife with President Barack Obama and Michelle

By Char Adams
March 25, 2016 11:55 AM

Argentine President Mauricio Macri and his wife paid a special visit to President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in the picturesque city of Bariloche before the first family flew back to the U.S., wrapping up a historic trip to Cuba and Argentina.

The Obamas spent the final hours of their Argentina visit at a resort in Bariloche.

White House officials said Macri and his wife, Juliana Awada, said goodbye to President Obama and Michelle in a private meeting at their hotel on Friday, the Associated Press reports.

Macri posted photos of the meeting to his Twitter account.

“Dismissing the Obama family in Bariloche,” Macri wrote in Spanish alongside a snap of himself and Awada speaking with Obama and Michelle.

From left: Michelle Obama, Argentine President Mauricio Macri, Juliana Awada and President Barack Obama
Source: Mauricio Macri/Twitter
From left: President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Juliana Awada and Argentine President Mauricio Macri
Source: Mauricio Macri/Twitter

He uploaded another photo of the four posing, writing in Spanish, “Thanks for the visit!”

The Obama’s motorcade made its way through the city of Bariloche in a route lined with people waving, smiling and taking photos. The first family arrived in the city Thursday afternoon, all donning hiking gear.

Back left: Sacha and Michele Obama, front left: Barack and Malia Obama
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

The meeting comes just one day after President Obama danced the Tango at the Argentina state dinner in Buenos Aires.

Barack (left) and Malia Obama
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The act drew criticism from politicians and media pundits who said Obama should have cancelled the rest of his trip to Cuba and Argentina in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Brussels.

Still, the family continued their trip, and the couple, with daughters Sasha and Malia in tow, boarded Air Force One to head back to Washington, D.C., on Friday.

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