The president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, replied to his Argentine counterpart, Javier Miley, He has no idea what communism is.”Argentina’s president assured that Petro was a “murderous communist who was sinking Colombia.
“It is not about, because they attack us as communists, as socialists, that the state is the owner of the means of production. Of course, “Those who attack us have no idea what communism is and what socialism is.”Petro stated this in a television program, as reported by Europa Press.
For Petro, “socialism is the mode of production in which the state is the owner of the means of production.” “That’s not what we’re looking for. We believe and want the means of production to be in the hands of the people, not the state,” he argued.
Milei’s words were the reason for a new diplomatic crisis, with a call for consultations from the Colombian ambassador in Buenos Aires, Camilo Romero.
“The words of President Milei do not care and break deep bonds of friendship, understanding, and cooperation that historically unites Colombia and Argentina and have been strengthened for two centuries,” the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
“The Minister of Foreign Affairs presented his strongest protest against disrespectful and irresponsible statements of the President of the Argentine Republic, Mr. Javier Milei,” added the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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“The Government of Colombia strongly rejects this statement, which attacks the honor of the first president, who was elected democratically and legitimately,” the Ministry said in a statement, calling Milei’s statements “disrespectful and irresponsible.”.
Romero showed through the social network X that the president of Argentina “is a hypocrite. While he is now asking our government for approval for his new ambassador to Colombia, he is calling President Gustavo Petro a murderer,” he joked.
The diplomat recalled that Milei had already attacked the president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, and Pope Francis. “We may think differently, but the region and the historical brotherhood of our people must be above the differences,” she added.