Los Angeles, 9 June 2022 (TDI): The Mexican Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard, is on a visit to Los Angeles to represent Mexico in the ongoing 9th Summit of the Americas
Minister Ebrard met with US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. During their short meeting, they discussed the next meeting of Presidents López Obrador and Biden in Washington.
Furthermore, he expressed gratitude for the warm welcome to Mexico and its representation at the 9th Summit of the Americas.
Tuve el honor de saludar al Presidente Joe Biden y a su encantadora esposa Jill, amigos de México. Les transmití el aprecio del Presidente López Obrador y su esposa la Dra. Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller, así como el afecto del pueblo de México. pic.twitter.com/A9MkLNDkzh
— Marcelo Ebrard C. (@m_ebrard) June 8, 2022
The Mexican President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, did not attend the Summit due to its exclusionary nature.
The US refused to invite Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua to the Summit, drawing criticism from Latin American and Caribbean countries.
In addition, Mexican entrepreneurs, media persons, businessmen, professionals, and government officials are taking part in the Summit.
Foreign Minister’s Speech
The Foreign Minister of Mexico also presented a speech during a summit event. In his speech, he proposed to re-shape the Inter-American order.
He said, “Because of the new reality, the proposal that Mexico wishes to make and submit to you, is that we form a working group to present the project of re-founding the inter-American order because if we have been discussing the same thing for ten years, we have not solved it and everything urges us to solve it.”
Additionally, Foreign Minister Ebrard highlighted that the terms of the discussion are at the same point as ten years ago.
He was referencing the 2012 Summit held in Cartagena, Colombia, in which the parties concluded that it should be stated in the final declaration that all nations should be invited.
Mexico, under the presidency of Lopez Obrador, has espoused its own version of the American regional order.