The Government of Spain has not been slow to respond to the statements of the president of Argentina, Javier Milei, which he directed this Friday against the president of the Government, Pedro Sánchez. “His socialist policies only bring poverty and death,” the Argentine president said yesterday. This Saturday morning, the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation issued a statement in which it “flatly” rejects Milei’s accusations. “They do not correspond to the relations of two brother countries and peoples,” the text says.

Milei openly attacked Sánchez yesterday, ensuring that “he has endangered the unity of the Kingdom, making agreements with separatists and leading to the dissolution of Spain.” She also said, in a statement published by the Office of the President of Argentina on her official X social network account, that Sánchez “has put Spanish women at risk by allowing the illegal immigration of those who threaten her physical integrity; and he has endangered the middle class with his socialist policies that only bring poverty and death.”

The statements of the president of Argentina are, in turn, a response to an Executive Minister: Óscar Puente. The Minister of Transport intervened this Friday at an event on social networks in Salamanca, where he dropped that Milei is a consumer of narcotic substances. First, Puente spoke of the need to “play hard” on social networks to be relevant, and gave as examples the X accounts – formerly Twitter – of former US President Donald Trump and the Argentine president. He referred to them as “very bad people who, being themselves, have reached the top,” and about Milei he said that he had seen him make some strong statements during the electoral campaign “when he left I don’t know in what state and prior to the election.” intake or after ingestion of what substances”, without specifying further details.

The response from the Argentine Presidential Office is clear: “The Government of Pedro Sánchez has more important problems to deal with,” he says, “such as the accusations of corruption leveled against his wife, an issue that even led him to consider his resignation.” . “For the good of the Kingdom of Spain, we hope that justice will act quickly to clarify such a corruption scandal that directly affects the stability of your Nation and, consequently, relations with our country,” the text continues. In the text, Milei “repudiates the slander and insults” formulated by Puente.

The Government of Spain, however, has assured that it will continue working for the well-being of relations between both countries. “The Government and the Spanish people will continue to maintain and strengthen their fraternal ties and their relations of friendship and collaboration with the Argentine people, a will shared by the entire Spanish society,” says the statement from the Ministry of José Manuel Albares.

Milei will participate on May 18 in a meeting organized in Madrid by the Spanish far-right party Vox, invited by its president, Santiago Abascal, very close to the Argentine president, whom he accompanied on December 10 in Buenos Aires at his inauguration.

Sánchez and Milei also had a clash in November 2023, before the general elections in Argentina. The President of the Spanish Executive sent a message of encouragement during the electoral campaign to the then Argentine Minister of Economy and Milei’s rival for the presidency, Sergio Massa. “My most sincere wishes for success in the next elections,” expressed the Spanish socialist leader. The team of the then candidate for the presidency of Argentina responded to these statements: “What a shame.” Sánchez did not send any congratulations to the new ultra leader when his victory was confirmed.


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