October 12, 2016 - 3:37 PM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Queen Maxima of the Netherlands is asking her native Argentina to use all the necessary tools to encourage financial inclusion.
The Argentina-born monarch met with President Mauricio Macri Wednesday during a visit to Buenos Aires in her role as the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance.
Maxima said that financial inclusion is vital since only about half of all adults in Argentina have access to a bank account. She also said that Argentina's credits for small and mid-size businesses are at some of the lowest levels compared to other countries in Latin America.
Maxima grew up in Buenos Aires and had a successful career in banking before meeting King Willem-Alexander. She's a mother of three and remains one of the most popular members of the royal family.
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