President Bush is to meet his Argentine counterpart, Nestor Kirchner, next week for talks on economic matters.

The White House says Mr. Bush will also discuss relations between the United States and Argentina during the July 23 meeting with President Kirchner.

The leaders also are expected to explore ways to advance economic growth and prosperity, and how to promote peace, freedom and stability.

The White House says Argentina and the United States have long valued close cooperation on bilateral, hemispheric and global issues.