President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) stated that “in short, he would not attend” the Summit of the Americasscheduled for next June 6 to 10 in Los Angeles, if the United States does not invite all the countries of the region, however, a representation of the Government of Mexico.
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“If it cannot be changed and some countries are excluded, a representation from the Government of Mexico would go anyway, but I definitely would not attend,” he said. AMLO at your conference morning from the state of Nuevo Leon.
López Obrador reiterated that if all the countries of the region are invited to the Summit of the Americas, a new stage in American relations begins and it would be a victory for the president of the United States, Joe Biden.
“I think that if everyone is invited, a new stage will be inaugurated in the relations of America and it will be due to President Biden, and we are going to recognize it,” he commented.
About the determination of the president of the president of bolivia, Luis Arce, of not attending the Summit of the Americas either if no one is invited Cuban, Nicaraguan Y VenezuelaAMLO said that it is everyone’s decision, and it is independent, and sovereign,
“Each one has to say, we are not going to act in a leading way calling on other governments not to attend or to attend, that each one assumes what they consider most appropriate, but hopefully we will all meet”, declared the President of Mexico.
The controversy broke out on May 10, when AMLO warned that he will not attend the Summit of the Americas if Washington does not invite all countries, a measure that was supported by the president of bolivia, while the president of Honduras, Xiomara Castro, said on Twitter that “if all the nations are not there, it is not the Summit of the Americas,” although without detailing whether she also plans to be absent.
For its part, the United States Department of State confirmed that it ruled out inviting Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela to the next Summit of the Americas, considering that they “do not respect” the democracy.
But last Wednesday, May 11, the spokeswoman for the White HouseJen Psaki, indicated that the invitations have not yet been sent because “there is no final decision”.
López Obrador has ruled out friction with the United States government, considering that Biden “is a good, responsible person, and he is a Democrat, and he knows that everyone’s right to dissent must be respected.”
The Summit of the Americas, which was held for the last time with all the countries present in Panama in 2015will now address migration as a priority issue in California, in addition to the pandemic and security.
With information from N+ and EFE.