The chancellor of Argentina, Diana Mondino, tried to reduce the tension with Colombia and Mexico, opened after statements by Javier Milei, and argued that the opinions expressed between presidents do not imply the breaking of any diplomatic relationship.

In statements made on Holy Thursday, March 28, 2024, to the Todo Noticias (TN) channel, the Argentine Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship He denied that “relations with Colombia have been broken” and that the Executive has received any official communication about the expulsion of Argentine diplomats, ordered by the Colombian Government.

“In the diplomatic world there are several stages, but here is the president of a country who does not like what the president of another country says. But there are things that surpass this. The relations between countries are very long-term, much higher than those that the presidents of each country may have.“he indicated.

Mondino stressed that, “regardless of whether the president does not like what others think with data, it is not an issue that will affect long-term relations.”

The president of Argentina, Javier Milei, called his Colombian counterpart, Gustavo Petro, a “terrorist murderer”, and the Mexican, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, “ignorant”, in an interview with the US channel CNN en Español, which will be broadcast on Sunday, but of which a preview was released this Wednesday.

Colombia demanded an apology from the president, something that the chancellor questioned, while requesting: “Let’s put this to rest because it is not an issue that has to escalate in any way.“.

“The Colombian people and the Argentine people have worked together; we have a lot of trade between the two countries,” he recalled.

Mondino asserted that It is not “an issue of the State, but of people”since, he stated, “Twitter accounts (today X) are personal.”

We have to lower the decibels of this because it doesn’t lead to anything.“he added.

CNN published a preview of the interview with mercy on his website, where he assured that the libertarian leader, who assumed the Argentine Government on December 10, 2023, said about Petro that “not much can be expected from someone who was a terrorist murderer”.

Last Wednesday, the Colombian Foreign Ministry assured in a statement that The Government “repudiates statements made by Mr. Javier Mileipresident of Argentina… in which he expresses himself in a degrading manner against the first president of Colombians, the respected Mr. Gustavo Petro.”

“This is not the first time that Mr. Milei offends the Colombian president, affecting the historical relations of brotherhood between Colombia and Argentina,” recalls the Colombian Foreign Ministry.

Milei, leader of the far-right party La Libertad Avanza, has already expressed harsh criticism of López Obrador and Petro in the past, just as he has confronted the governments of Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua and the Brazilian president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, with whom he is at the opposite end due to his ideological thinking.

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