“They do not correspond to the relations of two brotherly countries” – Odd News

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

Milei openly attacked Sánchez yesterday, charging that “he has endangered the unity of the kingdom, made deals with separatists and led to the dissolution of Spain.” She also said, in a statement published by the Office of the President of Argentina on its official social networking account X, that Sánchez “has endangered Spanish women by allowing the illegal immigration of those who threaten her physical integrity; and he has endangered the middle class with his socialist policies that bring only poverty and death.”

The statements by the President of Argentina are in turn a response to an executive minister: Óscar Puente. The Minister of Transport intervened on Friday during an event on social networks in Salamanca, where he dropped that Milei is a consumer of narcotics. First, Puente talked about the need to “play hard” on social networks to be relevant, giving as an example the X accounts – formerly Twitter – of former US President Donald Trump and the Argentine president. He called them ‘very bad people who, because they are themselves, have reached the top’, and about Milei he said that he had seen him make some strong statements during the election campaign ‘when he left, I don’t know in what state and before the elections.” ingestion or after ingestion of which substances”, without specifying further details.

The response from Argentina’s presidential office is clear: “Pedro Sánchez’s government has more important issues to deal with,” he says, “such as the corruption allegations against his wife, an issue that even led him to consider resigning. .” . “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 continued text. In the text, Milei “rejects the slander and insults” formulated by Puente.

However, the Government of Spain has assured that it will remain committed to the well-being of relations between the two countries. “The government and the Spanish people will continue to maintain and strengthen their fraternal ties and their relationships of friendship and cooperation with the Argentine people, a will shared by the entire Spanish society,” said the statement from José Manuel Albares’ ministry.

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 at his inauguration on December 10 in Buenos Aires.

Sánchez and Milei also had a clash in November 2023, before Argentina’s general elections. The chairman of the Spanish executive sent an encouraging message to then Argentine Economy Minister and Milei’s rival for the presidency, Sergio Massa, during the election campaign. “My sincere wishes for success in the next elections,” said the Spanish socialist leader. The team of the then candidate for the presidency of Argentina responded to these statements: “What a shame.” Sánchez sent no congratulations to the new ultra leader when his victory was confirmed.