Mexican president says won’t attend summit if US persists on exclusion

Mexico City : Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador has said he will not attend an upcoming US summit if the US continues to exclude some regional countries. López Obrador told reporters from the National Palace in Mexico City, “If they are excluded, if everyone is not invited, then … I personally will not attend. […]
 


Mexican president says won’t attend summit if US persists on exclusion
Mexico City : Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador has said he will not attend an upcoming US summit if the US continues to exclude some regional countries.

López Obrador told reporters from the National Palace in Mexico City, “If they are excluded, if everyone is not invited, then … I personally will not attend. I will be represented by Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard.

He said, “We are not for confrontation, we are for unity. Even if we have differences, we can resolve them by listening to each other…but not by excluding anyone.”

López Obrador has told his US counterpart Joe Biden directly that he should organize a US summit without any boycotts, inviting all countries in the region.

The event, which takes place June 6-10 in the US city of Los Angeles, is a periodic meeting of heads of state and government of the US states, where diplomatic and commercial issues are discussed.