The US Under Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Brian Nichols, confirmed in an interview with NTN24 that Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela will not receive invitations to attend the Summit of the Americas To be held in Los Angeles June 8-10.
Nichols argued that the decision was based on the fact that Cuba, led by President Miguel Diaz-Canel, as well as Nicaragua, with its leader Daniel Ortega, and Venezuela, led by Nicolás Maduro, These are non-democratic countries.
President (Joe Biden) has made it very clear that countries that do not respect democracy because of their actions will not receive invitations. Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela do not respect the Democratic Charter.”
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who held a virtual meeting a week ago with US President Joe Biden, to discuss immigration issues, as well as the summit held in Los Angeles, expressed concern about Washington’s decision.
Cuba thanks and shares the questions of the President of Mexico (Andres Manuel) López Obrador in La Mananera: How do we hold the Summit of the Americas but not invite everyone? So where are the uninvited from? From what continent, from what galaxy, and from what satellite? Miguel Diaz-Canel shared on his Twitter profile.
# Cuba Thanks and share the questions lopezobrador_ at #Morning: “… How do we hold the Summit of the Americas, but we do not invite everyone. So where are the uninvited? From what continent, from what galaxy, from what satellite?” pic.twitter.com/Ahe2ejr0Kh
– Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermúdez (DiazCanelB) May 2, 2022
A week ago, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez had already denounced that Washington would not include the country as a participant, and urged US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, to clarify the situation.
The president indicated during his press conference on Monday, that during his conversation Friday with his American counterpart Joe Biden, He issued an invitation even at the Summit of the Americasdated June of this year, No country in the region is excluded.
“With all due respect, I told President Joe Biden that if they hold the Summit of the Americas, all the countries of the Americas should participate, and no one should be excluding anyone. You really have to change policy … How do we have the Summit of the Americas, but we are not inviting everyone? Who Where are the uninvited? From what continent? From what galaxy?”
Information from Europe Press.
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