The Mexican President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO)confirmed this Tuesday that the summit of the Pacific Alliance scheduled for this Friday in the country is suspended due to the refusal of the Peruvian Congress to allow the attendance of the president Pedro Castillo.
“The meeting of the Pacific alliance because they did not allow the president of the Peru attend and he corresponds to the presidency. Here he was going to receive her and We are exploring the possibility of holding an event in Peru or make a decision by consulting members of the Pacific alliance. We’re on it. It is probable that we can go to hold the meeting there in December, in the first week of December, but now that President Petro, President Boric, who are members of the Pacific Alliance, is coming, we are going to discuss this issue,” he declared. AMLO in his daily press conference.
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Despite the suspension of the summit, the Mexican president confirmed the visit of the other member presidents, the Chilean gabriel boricand the Colombian Gustavo Petro, as well as the ruler of Ecuador, William Lassowho seeks to integrate into the commercial bloc.
“Tomorrow afternoon, President Boric will also be with us and I can tell you that President Lasso and President Petro are coming in a bilateral meeting, they are the ones who will be with us,” deepened AMLO.
The president of Mexico had already advanced on Monday the possibility of suspending the meeting of the Pacific alliancea trade block made up of his country, Chile, Colombia and Peru, due to the absence of Castillo, who faces a constitutional complaint for criminal organization, influence peddling and collusion.
The Pacific Alliance, formally constituted 10 years ago and which seeks to strengthen trade integration, boasts of being “the eighth economic power and the eighth exporting power worldwide”, representing 41% of Latin America’s gross domestic product (GDP). and attract 38% of foreign direct investment.
The summit in Mexico It had raised expectations because it was the first time that the four presidents that make up the bloc are from the left.
Also, López Obrador had taken the opportunity to invite other leaders of the Latin American left, such as the Argentine president, Alberto Fernández, and the elected president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
The Ecuadorian and Costa Rican presidents, Rodrigo Chaves, who seek to enter the trade bloc, would also attend.
“For the same reason, President-elect Lula will not be there, nor President Alberto Fernández of Argentina, but this is the house of both of us, we are very good friends, and later, surely, they will visit us,” concluded López Obrador.
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