Pope Francis and Argentina president Milei meet for the first time in Rome

11 February 2024
2024-02-11 21:38

Argentina's President Javier Milei and Pope Francis met for the first time Sunday in Rome, amid major political uncertainty and explosive economic situation in their native country. They shared views on how to eradicate the poverty gripping Argentina.

During the 53-year-old economist's first official visit to Rome as president, Milei and Francis radically disagree over how to tackle poverty, which affects 40 percent of the population of Argentina, where inflation soars over 200 percent. Milei also plans to meet with Italian President and Prime Minister on separate occasions.

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