Joe Biden will not come to Mexico but will be represented by the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken
The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) informed that his counterpart from the United States, Joe Biden, will not come to Mexico after he was invited to participate in the celebrations for the 200th Anniversary of the consummation of the Independence of Mexico.
On Tuesday’s “morning”, AMLO said that the Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken, will attend on behalf of President Biden.
“On the 27th President Biden was invited, he cannot and will be the Head of the United States Department of State,” he said.
That day a re-enactment of the triumphal entry of the Trigarante Army to Mexico City was scheduled, which will leave from Chapultepec Castle and end the tour on the Zócalo plate.
Without explaining the reasons why Biden cannot travel to Mexico, AMLO said that the invitation to the Democratic president remains open because it is very important that both have a face-to-face meeting.
President Biden’s (invitation) to come to Mexico remains firm, we talked about it with his advisor Sullivan, he considered it important that regardless of specific issues such as immigration, on a personal basis, he considered important a direct conversation between us, President Biden and the President of Mexico. Now he couldn’t, the head of the State Department is coming, “he said.
This year, the government of Mexico has held a series of events to commemorate the 700 years of the founding of México-Tenochtitlán, 500 years of indigenous resistance, and the 200 years of the consummation of Independence, for which it has invited the leaders of Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Argentina.
Who will attend the celebrations of the celebration of the 211 years of the Independence of Mexico will be Miguel Díaz-Canel, president of Cuba.
That invitation has generated criticism such as that of former President Felipe Calderón, who considered it unacceptable that the government of Mexico invited him.
“The leading role in the celebrations of the bicentennial of the consummation of the independence of a dictator who locks up dozens of Cuban citizens is unacceptable. It would be the last straw for a foreigner to speak on the Children’s Heroes Day, which represents the fight against foreigners, “he wrote on his Twitter account.
López Obrador defended the invitation that his government extended to Díaz-Canel: “We cannot invite some and not others, Mexico has a friendly relationship with the world.”
AMLO plans to travel to the US in November
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported that he plans to travel to the United States next November to attend the headquarters of the United Nations when Mexico assumes the temporary presidency of the Security Council.
“I am analyzing attending the United Nations in November because Mexico is going to hold the presidency of the UN Security Council and both Secretary Ebrard and the United Nations Ambassador, Juan Ramón de la Fuente, have suggested that I attend, which would be very important because Mexico is going to occupy the presidency of the UN Security Council, ”he said.