On Tuesday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry issued a warning to Argentina, stating that cutting ties with major countries such as China or Brazil would be a “serious mistake”. This comes after the election of Javier Milej as the new president of Argentina, who criticized China and Brazil during his campaign.
Mao Ning, spokeswoman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, made this statement at a regular press conference. She reiterated that China is an important trade partner for Argentina and that the elected government places great importance on relations with China. Despite this, Miley’s administration has expressed plans to strengthen ties with the United States while distancing itself from countries such as China and Brazil.
Diana Mondino, an economist expected to become foreign minister under Miley’s administration, has stated that her country will not join the BRICS group, which consists of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. When asked if Argentina would encourage exports and imports with those countries, Mondino said they would “stop communicating” with the governments of China and Brazil.
In response to this news, Mao stated that Argentina and China have strong economic complementarity and enormous potential for cooperation. She added that China is willing to continue working together with Argentina to promote stability and long-term development in their bilateral relationship.