When right-wing President-elect Javier Milei visits Washington, he’ll have a meeting with President Joe Biden’s national security adviser. The visit marks an important step as Milei prepares to assume the role of President of Argentina.
The President-elect’s economic policy advisers will also meet with senior Treasury Officials to discuss the incoming administration’s economic policy priorities. These meetings are pivotal in addressing fiscal adjustment, monetary reform, state reform, and deregulation,” said a Milei spokesperson.
President Joe Biden will not have a direct meeting with Milei due to prior commitments but had a congratulatory call with him earlier. Despite this, the U.S. has expressed its eagerness to cooperate with Argentina on various issues and is open to hearing the President-elect’s ideas.
Milei, who has drawn comparisons to former President Donald Trump, is scheduled to be inaugurated on Dec. 10. He has expressed admiration for Trump and has discussed the possibility of a face-to-face meeting with the 45th president in Argentina.
The President-elect also visited the burial place of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson during a trip to New York City, where he expressed his respect for Judaism, stating that he is internationally recognized as a friend of Israel and a scholar of the Torah.
Argentina’s president-elect has said he wants to move the country’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, aligning with a move made by Trump. Milei’s strong support for Israel has been a focal point of his stance on international relations.
These developments are part of the ongoing discourse surrounding Argentina’s shifting political landscape, attracting international attention and speculation as Milei’s upcoming presidency continues to make headlines.
Politi reported from Buenos Aires. Associated Press writers Fatima Hussein and Chris Megerian contributed to this report.