Mexico City. Morena’s parliamentary coordinator in the Senate, Ricardo Monreal, described President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s decision not to attend the Summit of the Americas if it was firm and dignified, but risky in bilateral relations with the United States. It was excluded from Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela.
Under the chair he presented to his master’s students at UNAM, from Jalisco, Ricardo Monreal acknowledged that after President Andres Manuel López Obrador’s statements a “difference” has arisen between the two countries that must be resolved by means of parliamentary diplomacy and through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In his view, the senator notes that other countries such as Argentina, Guatemala, Honduras, Brazil and possibly Chile have joined Mexico’s position.
The failure of these countries to attend – as he mentioned – is very dangerous because it is the first summit called by President Joe Biden and they can take it with contempt. Given the traditional politics of North America, and given that Mexico led this dispute, it is an issue that we must take care of so that we do not take risks and our relationship may change, given that we are the main trading partners of the United States. countries and Canada.
However, Monreal Avila made it clear that the majority in the Senate supports the decision of the President of the Republic.
He added that the signing of the trade agreement with the United States and Canada was appropriate, so Mexico, he said, should maintain a close relationship with its trading partners.
“Our trade balance has improved and we are also competitive in some aspects. For this reason, we have great hope and great opportunity to become strong trading partners and, above all, have benefits within the country.”
Ricardo Monreal considered that due to the nature of the neighboring government, it would not give up its intention not to invite Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela because doing so could be seen as a sign of weakness or imposition on its agenda.
“And I think it will not be easy and the fact that the Mexican president, whom Biden personally invited, did not attend, we hope that it will not have repercussions on our relationship, as neighbors, as well as on a commercial and business level,” he specified.