The Mexican President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obradorannounced this Wednesday that he will travel to Peru on December 14 to hand over the temporary presidency of the Pacific Alliance to the Peruvian president, Pedro Castillo, in the midst of the political crisis in the South American country.
It is very likely that I will travel to Peru on December 14 for the Pacific Alliance meeting,” López Obrador revealed at his daily press conference at the National Palace.
His statements occur after canceling the presidential summit of the Pacific Alliance that Mexico had scheduled for last Friday due to the refusal of the Peruvian Congress to allow Castillo to attend.who should receive the presidency of the commercial block of López Obrador.
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The Mexican ruler asked to reschedule the meeting so that Castillo could attend along with the other presidents that make up the organization: the Chilean Gabriel Boric and the Colombian Gustavo Petro, as well as the Ecuadorian Guillermo Lasso, who seeks to join the organization.
We would meet in Peru with the president of Chile, I don’t know if the president of Colombia has already been invited; Pedro Castillo, President of Peru; (and) President Lasso, of Ecuador,” stated the Mexican president.
an unusual journey
López Obrador’s intention to go to Peru has caused surprise in Mexico because he is reluctant to travel abroadwith only four visits to the United States and one tour of Central America during his four years in office.
We would attend, I would go to that meeting, to that meeting, because we are also going to hand over the presidency of the Pacific Alliance to Pedro Castillo,” he remarked this Wednesday.
The Mexican president has previously expressed his support for Castillo, who, since Tuesday, is facing the third impeachment request so far in his term because the opposition in Congress accuses him of “permanent moral incapacity.”
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Although the summit was canceled last week, López Obrador met bilaterally with Petro, Lasso and Boric, whom he asked to manage the new meeting.
They met, President Pedro Castillo and President Boric the day before yesterday, they discussed the issue, I asked President Boric to consult with President Castillo and they already spoke to me to tell me that if I agreed that the meeting would take place out on the 14th, and I already answered yes, so I’m going out,” López Obrador summed up.
The Pacific Alliance, formally constituted 10 years ago, boasts of being “the eighth economic power and the eighth exporting power worldwide”, representing 41% of the gross domestic product (GDP) of Latin America and attracting 38% of the foreign direct investment.
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