Money for Argentina? Milei travels to the US to meet with the IMF, the Treasury and the White House

The Argentine president-elect, Javier Milei, traveled this Sunday night to the United States while his future Minister of Foreign Affairs traveled to Brazil to invite the President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to the inauguration on December 10.

Milei’s delegation will meet in Washington with United States Treasury authorities, the White House and the International Monetary Fund, according to a text message from a Milei spokesperson. The purpose of the meetings is to explain the incoming Administration’s economic plan, including its fiscal adjustment, monetary reform, state reform and deregulation. The delegation is not seeking funding for this trip, according to the spokesperson.

The president-elect suspended the trip on Thursday, according to a spokesperson for his campaign, after stating that he was planning a trip “spiritual” to the United States before assuming the presidency.

Milei invites Brazil to his takeover despite saying that he would not ‘deal’ with Lula

On Sunday, Milei’s envoy, Diana Mondino, visited Brazil to invite Lula to next month’s inauguration ceremony in Buenos Aires. Mondino, Milei’s future Foreign Minister, met in Brasilia with the chancellor of that country, Mauro Vieira, to whom she gave the invitation to Lula.

“The main message is that we are brother countries and we will continue to be,” Mondino told reporters after the meeting. “We have to work together so that our countries grow”.

Milei is moderating his aggressive speech toward trading partners such as China and Brazil after calling Lula a “communist” with whom he would not deal, in an interview with Bloomberg News. After winning the election, Milei told local television that Lula would be welcome to attend the inauguration. Lula has not yet decided whether he will attend, her government said.

“It is one thing to criticize the ideology and another to criticize the person. It is totally different,” said Mondino. “We have to separate the State, the Government and the people. The partnership will continue in the best possible way and as quickly as possible.”

Lula suspended relations with Argentina to understand the plans of the incoming Milei Administration to deal with what is his largest trading partner in South America.

Mondino, in his statements to the press alongside Vieira, said that trade agreements should be signed between the bloc Mercosur and the European Union as soon as possible and, later, with other countries such as Singapore.

No They discussed the BRICS group, Mondino said in response to a journalist’s question, adding that he does not know what advantages the bloc could offer Argentina. Mondino stated that they already work with practically all the countries in the group.

In United States Milei will be joined by her sister Karina Milei, the potential chief of staff Nicolás Posse and the advisor Santiago Caputo.