Milei heads to the US as the next Argentine leader

Javier Milei, the incoming president of Argentina, left on Sunday for a two-day trip to meet with US and foreign leaders.

On a private visit, the far-right economist is scheduled to arrive in New York on Monday.

“Heading to the United States. Long live freedom, dammit!” Milei posted on X, formerly Twitter.

Milei will hold “protocol meetings to explain the economic plan: fiscal adjustment, monetary reform, state reform and deregulation,” a spokesman for the president-elect told AFP.

“It is not about seeking financing,” he emphasized.

Later on Monday, Milei will proceed to Washington, where he is scheduled to meet with Juan Gonzalez, the senior director for Western Hemisphere issues at the National Security Council. These diplomatic sources spoke to AFP under the condition of anonymity.

According to the sources, Milei’s schedule until Tuesday includes meetings with representatives of the World Bank, the IMF, and the Treasury Department.

Luis Caputo, a financial expert and potential cabinet member, is among the team members who will accompany Milei on his arrival.

On Friday, the future president held a first remote chat from Buenos Aires with the managing director of the IMF, Kristalina Georgieva.

Milei’s major ally, then-president Mauricio Macri, negotiated Buenos Aires’ $44 billion debt to the IMF in 2018.

On December 10, Milei will take over as president of Argentina, replacing Peronist Alberto Fernandez.

The announcement that Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been invited to Milei’s inauguration was made on Sunday as well.

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