Days before taking office as Argentina's new president, Javier Milei spoke by phone with Elon Musk. The libertarian and owner of X, formerly known as Twitter, exchanged compliments and affirmed the magnate's trip to Argentina once the new government has been instated. Milei himself confirmed the news on his social media accounts.
The 53-year-old economist defeated Peronist Sergio Massa in the second round of elections at the end of November and has since received congratulations from dozens of current and former world leaders, such as Joe Biden, Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro, among many others.
However, one of the reactions that caught the most attention was one from Musk, who reacted favorably to Argentina's imminent change of management. Things have intensified recently as the businessman published a video of Milei on his networks, who responded and made it clear that the two should talk soon.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 5, 2023
The talk materialized a few hours later and was confirmed by the president-elect of the South American country. "Today I had a great conversation with Elon Musk, where I thanked him for defending the ideas of freedom and supporting our work, especially considering everything he represents as an icon of freedom in the world. Elon wishes me good luck and success in the task, remembering that Argentina knew how to be one of the most prosperous and influential countries in the world and that he was aware of all the challenges that both Argentina and I have ahead of us," Milei published.
In turn, he revealed that the South African will visit the country in 2024, although he would not be able to attend his inauguration ceremony, scheduled for Sunday, December 10. "Although he will not be able to attend the transfer ceremony, we remain in contact so that he can visit Argentina next year and we can continue strengthening ties and working together," Milei concluded.
Hoy mantuve una gran conversación con @elonmusk, donde le agradecí por defender las ideas de la libertad y apoyar nuestro trabajo, especialmente teniendo en cuenta todo lo que él representa como ícono de la libertad en el mundo.
Elon me deseo mucha suerte y éxitos en la tarea,…
— Javier Milei (@JMilei) December 6, 2023
Argentina prepares for President Milei
With a good part of the cabinet already set, including Diana Mondino, Luis 'Toto' Caputo, Guillermo Francos and Mariano Cuneo Libarona, among others, Milei is getting ready to become the next president of Argentina, replacing the Peronist Alberto Fernández.
As for his first decision, the libertarian has announced he will send an "Omnibus Law" to Congress, which contains an important series of structural reforms and the end of the official pro-government advertising in the media for one year. At the same time, a reduction in public spending, lowered taxes and the opening of Argentina for international business is expected.