Updated Saturday, December 9, 2023 – 20:16
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King Felipe VI was received this Saturday in Buenos Aires by a kind and smiling Javier Milei, who will take over the presidency of Argentina tomorrow. The meeting was held at the San Martín Palace, the impressive headquarters of the Argentine Foreign Ministryand in addition to the monarch and the president-elect, the future chancellor, Diana Mondino, and the Spanish ambassador to Argentina, María Jesús Pérez Alonso, among others, participated.
The presence of the head of state in Buenos Aires, the city where he arrived this morning, and the friendly conduct of the meeting are important indicators in the context of the lack of relations between Milei and the president of the government, Pedro Sánchez. The head of government did not congratulate Mileipresident of the country with the largest community of Spaniards abroad.
This lack of contact between Sánchez and the new president of the third largest economy in Latin America is the subject of Esperanza Aguirre’s criticism, former president of the Community of Madrid, and PP Deputy Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo. “It is inconceivable,” they agreed to teach L MUNDO during an event at the Libertad Foundation in Buenos Aires. which was attended by the former president of Argentina, Mauricio Macri.
The king also plans to meet today with the outgoing president, Alberto Fernández, and the community of Spanish residents in Argentina. This is the first time since he became monarch that the king attended the inauguration of Argentina.