Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning emphasized that no country can exit diplomatic relations and continue to engage in economic trade and cooperation. “China is an important trading partner of Argentina, bilateral relations have shown solid growth momentum,” she noted.
Mao explained that China is Argentina’s second trading partner and the largest export market for agricultural products. “The economic complementarity between our two countries means that there is great potential for cooperation. China is willing to work with Argentina to keep our relations on a firm path forward,” she noted.
During his election campaign, Javier Milei made controversial statements regarding the future of relations with China because, he said, it is a communist country.
The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded with an invitation for him to visit China and learn about the country’s reality, and assured that freedom is an important part of the common values of all humanity and the fundamental values of socialism.
China recently congratulated Javier Milei on his election as president of Argentina and advocated continuing mutually beneficial cooperation.