Published: 15:56, January 28, 2024 | Updated: 16:51, January 28, 2024
Argentine govt confirms resignation of infra minister
By Xinhua

Argentina's President Javier Milei leaves Holocaust Museum in Buenos Aires after attending an event to commemorate International Holocaust Day, on Jan 26, 2024. (PHOTO / AFP)

BUENOS AIRES - The Argentine government said on Saturday that Infrastructure Minister Guillermo Ferraro will resign in the coming days for "personal reasons."

"Progress will be made in the original plan to merge the infrastructure area within the Ministry of Economy," the president's office said on the social media platform X, formerly Twitter.

The president's office said that such a merger "will generate greater coherence in the economic policy of the national government, and will allow for further adjustment of the budget to the current crisis context."

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Ferraro's resignation will be the first at the ministerial level since President Javier Milei assumed the Argentine presidency on Dec 10, 2023. With the cabinet reshuffle, the Argentine government will soon have eight ministries instead of nine.