On Tuesday, China’s foreign ministry warned that Argentina’s diplomacy would make a “serious mistake” if the country cut ties with major countries such as China or Brazil. The comment came after the election of Javier Milej as president of Argentina, who is known for his criticism of China and Brazil.
Milej has stated that he will not deal with “communists” and that he plans to strengthen ties with the United States. Meanwhile, an economist expected to become foreign minister under Miley’s administration, Diana Mondino, has said that her country will not join the BRICS group. Instead, she announced that Argentina would stop communicating with the governments of China and Brazil when asked about exports and imports.
However, Mao Ning, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, said at a regular press conference that China is an important trade partner for Argentina and that it attaches great importance to relations with the country. She also stated that the two sides have strong economic complementarity and enormous potential for cooperation. According to Mao, China is willing to continue working together with Argentina to promote stability and long-term development in their bilateral relations.