Andrés Manuel López Obrador reiterated his position of dialogue to resolve the problems in the countries of the region and stressed that there must be support on the continent
The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, stated this Tuesday, May 10, that he still does not know whether or not he will attend the Summit of the Americas due to the exclusion of Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua from the meeting, scheduled for the beginning of the month of June.
He warned that if all the governments of Latin America are not invited, it is likely that he will not go, but the foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrad, would go, because in his opinion that diplomatic movement would be in protest against the refusal of the United States to leave out to Managua, Havana and Caracas.
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López Obrador insisted that there should currently be no confrontation and privilege the resolution of problems through dialogue and listening to the arguments of the other. He also confirmed that no one has the right to exclude others and ruled out effects on the relationship between Mexico and the United States due to this decision.
“No (the relationship will be affected), because we are independent countries and we have a relationship of respect,” he said according to a review 800 News.
On May 8, Andrés Manuel López Obrador indicated from Cuba that he would once again ask the United States not to exclude any country from the Summit of the Americas, noting the power of each country to decide whether or not to attend the hemispheric event.
The first call from the Mexican president was made on May 2 when he said that he had a telephone conversation with Biden on Friday, April 29, and it was there that he asked that all the countries of the region be able to attend the summit.
“With all due respect, I proposed to President Biden that if there is going to be a Summit of the Americas, all the peoples of America must participate, that no one should exclude anyone,” López Obrador said then.
The United States had already said that it was excluding Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba from the Summit of the Americas, considering that they are totalitarian regimes that do not support democracy.