The president of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador He said this Wednesday, November 23, that he spoke with his Peruvian counterpart, Pedro Castillo, to express his “support” and “solidarity” for not having obtained permission from his country’s Congress to attend the meeting of the Pacific alliance.
“I spoke by phone with the president of Peru to express our support, our solidarity and to express to him that we had made the decision to cancel the meeting of the Pacific Alliance,” said the president during his morning press conference, now from the western state of Colima.
The president described as “rude”, “anti-diplomatic” and “without any care of the forms” that the Peruvian Congress has not given authorization to attend the meeting that was planned to take place this weekend in Mexico City and where Peru he was to receive the presidency of the Alliance.
“They have not let him govern and they are affecting with that attitude I think, I say it respectfully, to the country. So if we had carried out the meeting as if nothing had happened, then we would be endorsing these attitudes of intolerance, because they are also international agreements and he is the president of Peru ”, he affirmed.
He stressed that they are analyzing the possibility of the meeting being held in Lima to hand over the presidency there to Castillo.
He also confirmed that this Wednesday the official visit of the Chilean president, gabriel boric in Mexico City. “We are very happy that he is with us,” she said.
Meanwhile, on Thursday he will meet with the president of Ecuador, William Lasso and on Friday with the president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro.
The Pacific Alliance, formally constituted 10 years ago and which seeks to strengthen trade integration, claims to be “the eighth economic power and the eighth export power worldwide”, representing 41% of the gross domestic product (GDP) of Latin America and attract 38% of foreign direct investment.
The summit in Mexico had raised expectations for being the first time in which the four presidents that make up the bloc are from the left.
In addition, López Obrador had taken the opportunity to invite other leaders of the Latin American left, such as the Argentine president, Alberto Fernandez and the president-elect of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
The Ecuadorian and Costa Rican presidents would also attend, Rodrigo Chavez who seek to enter the trading bloc.