Argentina questions its participation in the Summit of the Americas

Argentina hardened last week Its position in the face of the insistence of the United States from Cuba and Venezuela excluded s Nicaragua The Ninth Summit of the Americas, cast doubt on President Alberto Fernandez’s participation in the concave Los Angeles meeting.

In “harmony” with Mexico and other countries in the region, Argentina He once again demanded that the Continental Meeting to be held from June 6 to 10 be held “without exceptions”, indicate blameworthy.

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“The president, like his Mexican counterpart (Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador) and other Latin American presidents, considers that the summit It should be with all the member states of America,” Presidential spokeswoman Gabriela Cerruti said last Friday.

The spokeswoman explained that the decision of the head of state to attend the meeting or not Depends on whether the US invites all countries in the regionIncluding the troika: Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua, a possibility that the Joe Biden administration has so far rejected.

When asked if Fernandez will attend the meeting, Cerruti stated so “The president is evaluating his position in line with the rest of Latin American presidents.”

This reflects a hardening in the position of the Argentine president, who had hinted a few days ago to his participation in the continental meeting, despite the invitation of the United States, the host of the event, to invite all the countries of the region to the meeting. It has been held every three years since 1994.

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Cerruti believed that Argentina’s position is just that All passes must be present and that Biden “should have dialogue with all of Latin America.”

“I plan to go (to the summit), but I ask the organizers the same thing that López Obrador asked of them: to invite all the countries of Latin America,” Fernandez said.

Sources from the Argentine Foreign Ministry said that anyway blame So, in order to reach a final position, chief I’ll wait to see “how everything turns out this weekend”, Especially because of the role you occupy Responsible for the Presidency of the Republic Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).

And they pointed out from the San Martin Palace that “the invitations (for the summit) began to arrive and there are more than a week to participate,” noting that Fernandez “President of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States and that has an impact as well.”

merelyAs president of CELAC, last week Fernandez called on the United States to invite “all Latin American countries.”to the Summit of the Americas, after that country announced that it would not invite the Governments of Caracas, Havana and Managua to meet in these deliberations.

“I plan to go (to the top), but I ask the organizers the same thing that López Obrador asked them to do: invite all the countries of Latin America”Fernandez confirmed in an interview with Deutsche Welle in Spanish

In this way, the president joined the allegations already made by Lopez Obrador and the President of Bolivia, Luis Arce, who said they would not attend the Summit of the Americas if the United States “continued” in its intention to exclude Cuba and Venezuela. and Nicaragua.

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