The president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández personally confirmed to his American counterpart, Joe Biden, his attendance at the Summit of the Americaswhich will take place in the city of Los Angeles from June 6 to 1.
In a telephone conversation that lasted about 25 minutes, the Argentine president assured his presence at the summit; in the morning, sent a letter to the organization of the same, to formally confirm.
In addition, Biden invited Fernández to hold a bilateral meeting at the White House on July 25, to address issues such as climate change, renewable energy and economic cooperation between the two countries.
Last week, Fernández expressed doubts about whether he would attend the summit if the United States did not include Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua. According to the portal infobae, the Argentine president made the decision to attend the summit, after having spoken with the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who encouraged him to attend in his capacity as president of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).
This Wednesday, the director for the Western Hemisphere of the National Security Council of the United States, Juan González, revealed that the president Joe Biden “personally wants” the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to attend next week to the Summit of the Americas, although the White House has not yet finalized the guest list.
“It is difficult to confirm anything until it finally happens, but we are confident that the summit will be very well attended. Our relationship with Mexico is and will continue to be positive” and the US president “personally wants” López Obrador to attend, the official said in an audio conference with various media outlets and news agencies.
“We still have to make some final considerations,” González assured, adding that the United States “has had very respectful conversations with Mexico and The Mexican president has asked that Cuba be at the summit.”
He noted that the United States seeks to treat the countries of the region as partners and try to be respectful of the different perspectives that exist around the summit.
President López Obrador assured on Monday of this week that if the United States does not invite all countries to the summit that will take place between June 6 and 10 in Los Angeles, will send Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón on behalf of Mexico.
Regarding Venezuela, González assured that “The United States continues to recognize Juan Guaidó as interim president. as the legitimately elected president of the National Assembly, which was the last democratically elected institution,” he said.
He stressed that “the position of the host is important, but we also want to facilitate a broad regional conversation and make sure that we are integrating all points of view.”
The US Administration reported in early May that Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela would not receive an invitation to the summit in Los Angeles arguing that they are not democratic nations. “Countries that do not respect Democracy due to their actions will not receive invitations,” said the Undersecretary of State for the Western Hemisphere, Brian Nichols.
(With information from Europe Press Y Aristegui News)