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Spanish ambassador leaves Argentina and diplomatic tension grows

Milei's government has refused to apologize after insulting the wife of the head of government Pedro Sánchez in Spain.

The ambassador of Spain in Argentina, María Jesús Alonso Jiménez, would have left the Latin American country and arrived in Madrid after the call for consultations 'sine die' by the Spanish president Pedro Sánchez, due to the statements of her Argentine counterpart, Javier Milei.

Media have reported that Alonso arrived in the capital of Spain around 2:00 in the afternoon (local time). 'Sine die' is a Latin phrase that means “without a fixed period, without a date,” according to the Dictionary of the Spanish Language.

The local channel Todo Noticias “was able to confirm” that on Sunday night Alonso Jiménez left from the Ezeiza airport, in Buenos Aires.

Officially, no statement has been recorded. It is estimated that the diplomat will remain on Madrid soil until the bilateral relationship is redirected.

The day before, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, José Manuel Albares, announced the call for consultations after Milei called Sánchez's wife, Begoña Gómez, "corrupt" during his speech at a far-right event. international.

In the same tone, Albares demanded "public apologies" from the Argentine head of state for his "frontal attack on democracy, institutions and Spain, which breaks diplomatic customs" and the "most basic rules."

However, the spokesperson for the Argentine Government, Manuel Adorni, has already rejected this possibility. “The president is not going to apologize because he doesn't have to,” he said in a television interview.

This is the latest diplomatic conflict caused by the words of Milei, who has been in office for less than a year and has already had clashes with the líderHe is from Colombia, Venezuela, Iran, China, Russia, Spain and Mexico.

Milei boasts of provoking the diplomatic conflict

The president of Argentina, Javier Milei, returned to Buenos Aires after traveling to Madrid, where he caused the most serious bilateral crisis in the recent history of Spain and Argentina.

“Hello everyone, the lion is back surfing on a wave of socialist tears,” the president wrote on his social networks to celebrate the unusual and unexpected diplomatic conflict.

On Sunday, when participating in the Viva Europa 2024 summit organized by the far-right party Vox in Madrid, Milei described Begoña Gómez, wife of the president of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, as “corrupt.”

sourceAgencies

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