Javier Milei has been inaugurated as Argentina’s new president – and was flanked by right-wing leaders from around the world
After ‘the madman’ – as he is called by his followers – was sworn in as president on Sunday, he travelled in a convertible to the presidential palace and met with foreign officials.
Milei handed a menorah to Zelenskyy, who is Jewish, after the two leaders greeted each other outside Casa Rosada in a handoff captured on an Argentinian TV broadcast of the inauguration.
“This is a new beginning for Argentina, and I wish President Milei and the entire Argentinian people to surprise the world with their success,” Mr Zelenskyy said on social media after attending the ceremony.
Mr Zelenskyy and Mr Milei shared a close exchange just before the inaugural address and held a bilateral meeting later in the day.