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Zelensky asks Mexico for support to organize summit with Latin America

The president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyasked this Thursday to Mexico support to organize a summit with Latin American countries that will help put an end to the Russian invasion, according to a message he gave by video call to Mexican deputies.

Ukraine already proposed to the community of Latin America organize a special summit and show their unity and position on important global principles of territorial integrity, peace and respect among peoplesZelensky said with the help of a translator.

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I think with the help of Mexico that could be much faster”, added in the link the one who denounced the Russian invasion of his country.

The call occurred at the initiative of the deputies that make up the “Mexico-Ukraine friendship group” in the lower house. Some of those legislators even visited the Ukrainian capital last year.

Zelensky raised the summit on February 24, on the first anniversary of the war, assuring that his country seeks to get closer to Latin America and Africa to counter the influence of Moscow.

The president invited Mexico to support his plan to end the conflict, which, among other things, includes the withdrawal of Russian troops from its territory.

I invite you to choose which point of the peace formula will allow Mexico to show its leadership?“, said.

The Mexican government has already condemned the invasion of Russia and on February 23, he voted in favor of a resolution in the UN which demands the immediate withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukrainian territory.

However, the president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador He refused to impose sanctions on Russia or send military aid to Ukraine by assuring that his government seeks to promote dialogue to achieve peace, in a position similar to that adopted by the government of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Brazil.

In September of last year, López Obrador even proposed a dialogue committee to end the conflict that would include the Prime Minister of India, Narenda Modito the Pope Franciscothe UN Secretary General Anthony Guterres.

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The Mexican president has also criticized the military support of USA to Ukraine by accusing that Washington it has not focused enough on helping Central American countries that expel migrants.

Zelensky’s call to the Mexican deputies occurs after the diplomatic friction that Lula has had for his statements on the conflict, which prompted Washington to lash out at Brasilia by “parrot Russian and Chinese propaganda”.

It also happens in the middle of a tour of the Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov for Brazil, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba.

Source: Elcomercio

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