MEXICO CITY: The President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, revealed today that he has instructed Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard to insist in Washington that a Summit of the Americas be held without exception.
In response to a question in this regard in his morning press conference at the National Palace, the President responded in this way to the White House’s announcement to exclude Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua from the summit meeting in Los Angeles, California, despite his request otherwise. .
Lopez Obrador asked not to anticipate events and wait for the efforts of his advisor, who will deal with other issues related to the summit and bilateral relations.
He noted that in a phone conversation last week with Biden he respectfully raised his opinion that in a meeting of the Americas no one can be left out, whether it be Cuba, Venezuela or Nicaragua, and that he replied that he would think about it. .
We had a friendly chat with President Biden. We discussed issues of interest in bilateral relations and agreed that Minister Marcelo Ebrard would visit Washington on Monday to advance the issues of cooperation for development and the Summit of the Americas. pic.twitter.com/IIWeLii7S7
– Andres Manuel (@lopezobrador_) April 29, 2022
Well, yesterday Marcelo Ebrard left for Washington, he reiterated, and I instructed him to deal with this issue as well as bilateral issues, so let’s not get ahead of ourselves and wait for the results of that administration, he insisted.
He said he still wouldn’t rule out a correction because someone told him that at the previous date all states were invited, so we’ll wait.
Yesterday at his morning press conference, Lopez Obrador condemned the Biden government’s decision not to invite the governments of those three countries.
# Cuba Thanks and share the questions lopezobrador_ at #Morning: “… How do we hold the Summit of the Americas, but we do not invite everyone. So where are those who were not invited? From what continent, from what galaxy, from what satellite? pic.twitter.com/Ahe2ejr0Kh
– Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermúdez (DiazCanelB) May 2, 2022
Yesterday he wondered how not to call everyone, where are they from, what continent, what galaxy, what satellite? But besides that, we will converse, understand each other, brothers, and we must say no to confrontation.
He called again an open invitation, and he who does not want to go should not go, but no one should be left out. (PL)
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