Argentina's Milei thanks Chinese president, in softening of tone
Argentine President-elect Javier Milei on Wednesday thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping for a letter congratulating him on last Sunday's elections results, a softening of tone from earlier harsh criticism of China's communist leadership.
Milei said on his personal X account, "I thank President Xi Jinping for the congratulations and good wishes. I send him my most sincere wishes for the Chinese people's wellbeing."
China is Argentina's second-largest trade partner, after Brazil.
Milei also shared a picture of a Tuesday letter from Xi translated into Spanish, in which the Chinese leader says he is ready to work together and highlights the importance of bilateral ties between the two emerging economies.
The letter says, "Our countries abide by mutual respect, equal treatment, mutual benefit and shared rewards. Practical cooperation in different areas brings tangible benefits to both our peoples."