Argentina Milei receives King Felipe VI with affection and smiles

King Felipe VI was received this Saturday in Buenos Aires by a cordial and smiling Javier Milei, who tomorrow will assume the presidency of Argentina

Argentina Milei receives King Felipe VI with affection and smiles

King Felipe VI was received this Saturday in Buenos Aires by a cordial and smiling Javier Milei, who tomorrow will assume the presidency of Argentina. The meeting was held at the San Martín Palace, the imposing headquarters of the Argentine Foreign Ministry, and in addition to the monarch and the president-elect, the future chancellor, Diana Mondino, and the ambassador of Spain in Argentina, María Jesús Pérez Alonso, among others, took part. .

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 signs in the context of the non-existent relationship between Milei and the president of the government, Pedro Sánchez. The head of the government has not yet congratulated Milei, president of the country that has the largest community of Spaniards abroad.

This lack of contact between Sánchez and the new president of the third largest economy in Latin America was criticized by Esperanza Aguirre, former president of the Community of Madrid, and PP Deputy Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo. "It is inconceivable," they agreed to point out to EL MUNDO during an event by the Libertad Foundation in Buenos Aires, attended by former Argentine president Mauricio Macri.

The king also plans to meet today with the outgoing president, Alberto Fernández, and with the community of Spaniards residing in Argentina. It is the first time since he became monarch that the king attends an inauguration in Argentina.