Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva rejected Javier Milei's invitation to his presidential inauguration next Sunday and will send his foreign minister Mauro Vieira instead.
The Brazilian Presidency confirmed to EFE that Vieira will go to Buenos Aires in the place of President Lula da Silva, who received insults from the libertarian during the elections.
After the announcement of the results of the elections in Argentina, Lula published a message on social networks in which, without mentioning Milei, he wished success to the future government.
"I wish the new government good luck and success. Argentina is a great country and deserves all our respect. Brazil will always be available to work alongside our Argentine brothers," the Brazilian president said at the time.
Following Milei's election, Brazil's Minister of Social Communication, Paulo Pimenta, said Argentina's president-elect owes Lula an apology for the offenses he uttered on him during the campaign.
Lula maintains close relations with Peronist Sergio Massa, the defeated presidential candidate, and outgoing President Alberto Fernandez.
Milei has also invited former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, leader of the far-right and who is being investigated in the case that seeks to identify the promoters of the attempted coup d'état on January 8 in Brazil, to his investiture.