Lopez Obrador: Argentina to call for inclusive summit

Argentinian President Alberto Fernandez will express his disagreement with the exclusion of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua from the Summit of the Americas, Mexican president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, pointed out.

Mexican president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
Mexican president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

The Mexican president confirmed this to the media during his tour of southern Sinaloa on Saturday, and said that Fernandez would do so as chairman pro tempore of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC, in Spanish).

Argentinian Foreign Minister, Santiago Cafiero, on Sunday declared untrue his government would summon a CELAC meeting parallel to the 9th Summit of the Americas, slated for June in the United States.

Lopez Obrador also denied that there would be a counter-summit to the one in Los Angeles.

That was a mistake by a news agency, he said and explained that he did talk about this issue with Fernandez and they agreed not to hold a parallel summit in the United States; however, the Argentinian president should express his disagreement with the exclusions and with Washington’s stance of inviting only those the US considers friends.

He added that this is a retrograde policy because what we have to strive for is brotherhood among all peoples and countries, not separation, division, or confrontation”.

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