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Milei and Biden talk on the phone after the libertarian’s election victory in Argentina

Buenos Aires, Nov 22 (EFE).- Argentine President-elect Javier Milei invited United States President Joe Biden to his inauguration on Dec. 10, but Biden declined due to scheduling conflicts, stated Milei’s foreign policy adviser Diana Mondino.

“It was a very friendly conversation,” Mondino, who was elected to the Chamber of Deputies for Milei’s party Freedom Advances, told the media near the Hotel Libertador, Milei’s bunker for several weeks.

Mondino expressed her regret that Biden would not be able to attend Milei’s first event as the new president of Argentina.

When asked if the US president had invited Milei to visit the United States, Mondino answered that the new president plans to visit several countries in the coming months.

“There are issues to be discussed everywhere,” she said.

According to Mondino, Milei and Biden discussed the recent announcement that Hamas will release fifty hostages in the context of the conflict in the Gaza Strip.

The Argentinian congratulated Biden on the US mediation between Israel and Hamas, which also involves a four-day “humanitarian truce.”

Milei condemned Hamas’ attacks during the election campaign and reaffirmed his support for Israel, even displaying the Middle Eastern country’s flag at several events.

Mondino also mentioned that Milei and Biden discussed energy and food.

Biden, the 81-year-old head of state, is running for re-election in the United States, which will hold presidential elections next November.

Among the Republican candidates who could face Biden in the race for the White House is former President Donald Trump (2017-2021), an ally of Milei’s, and for whom the economist has had very complimentary words. EFE

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