The Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard revealed that he would participate together with the president Andres Manuel Lopez Obradorin a call with Christopher Dodd, special adviser for the Summit of the Americas to US President Joe Biden.
The diplomat explained that the purpose of the conversation is to address issues about labor mobility, economic recovery in the region and health, as well as that “all the countries of America be invited to the summit”.
López Obrador expressed last week that will not attend the Summit of the Americas if Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela are not invited. However, he explained that “Mexico will be present”, because Ebrard will attend on his behalf.
The president of Bolivia, Luis Arce, has also warned that he will not participate in the Summit if Washington decides to exclude to Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. The same way, the president of Argentina, Alberto Fernandez, So like the president of Honduras, Xiomara Castro, and the chancellor of Chile, Antonia Urrejola, they have rejected the possible exclusion of any country.
Ebrard also stressed that during the call this Wednesday The issue of health would be addressed, which he described as universal.
“The pandemic is still among us, Covid-19, and now we are already at risk of others, so that everything advises common sense that all the countries of the Americas act together,” he warned.
“You cannot carry out an effective strategy to protect your country if you do not take into account what other countries do,” he concluded.
Heading to the National Palace to participate in President López Obrador’s call with Christopher Dodd, Special Advisor to President Biden for the Summit of the Americas. pic.twitter.com/EBfRS5pjcl
– Marcelo Ebrard C. (@m_ebrard) May 18, 2022
The Summit of the Americas will take place June 6 in Los Angeles, California.
This Wednesday, during the morning press conference, López Obrador reported that the meeting with US officials to discuss the Summit of the Americas, scheduled at the National Palace, it was canceled due to the fact that the United States senator in charge of the issue tested positive for Covid-19.
He explained that, instead, there will be a telephone link where the US ambassador to Mexico will participate, Ken Salazar, Ebrard and the American delegates in charge of the Summit.