Argentina’s Milei to visit Tesla factory, meet Musk this week

By Thomson Reuters Apr 9, 2024 | 10:15 AM

(Reuters) – Argentine President Javier Milei is set to visit a Tesla factory in Texas and meet with the firm’s chief executive Elon Musk on Saturday, presidential spokesman Manuel Adorni told reporters on Tuesday.

Argentina is the world’s fourth-largest producer of lithium, a critical component to the batteries that power Tesla’s electric vehicles.

Musk has expressed an affinity in the past for Milei and his libertarian politics, posting on his messaging platform X that “prosperity is ahead for Argentina,” following Milei’s election in November.

(Reporting by Gabriel Araujo; Editing by Brendan O’Boyle; Editing by Bill Berkrot)