Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador asked Joe Biden in his message End oblivion, abandonment and disdain for Latin America and the CaribbeanTo start a new phase of cooperation and respect among the countries of the continent.
Similarly, Joe Biden assured that his country has invested billions of dollars in Latin America in the last 15 years.
“However, this has been the only really significant work done in terms of cooperation for development on our continent in more than half a century, as a result, I believe that the time has come to end this oblivion, this abandonment This disdain for Latin America and the Caribbean was in contrast to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Good Neighbor policy, that titan of freedom”, he said in the Ambassadorial Room.
They agree to strengthen the American continent
López Obrador acknowledged that it is a controversial initiative involving many difficulties, however, Believe that there is no better way to guarantee a prosperous, peaceful future And only the people of the continent and their future generations deserve it.
so he assured The proposal is broad and includes strengthening America economically in front of the worldStrengthen fraternity and respect the differences that exist between nations “and ensure that no one is left behind as we seek together the beautiful utopia of freedom, equality and true democracy.”
“And starting with you because there will be no other leader who can accomplish this undertaking, with you begin a new stage between the peoples and nations of the continent, based on mutual respect and assistance. President Biden, you have the American continent The key is to open up and substantially improve relations between all countries of the world”, he highlighted.
Mexico’s president insisted that Mexico and the United States have is a fraternal relationship and sample trade agreement involving canadaWhich has proved to be a valuable tool to strengthen the production processes.
He regretted that at present cargo ships from Asia still come to the Pacific, When America can produce all or most of the products it consumes.
“It is a matter of definition and joint planning of our future development. Uniting and joining is equivalent to strengthening the most important sector of the world, it has many advantages, among others, we have a young and creative workforce, technological development and has immense wealth of natural resources”, he said.
Investing in LATAM stands out
In his speech, Biden remarked that he believed in The continent is experiencing a state of real change, Not to mention that the resources of the US Federation have been invested in this area.
as well, made it clear that his country not only invests And support in the continent but also in different countries of the world.
“Over the last 15 years we’ve spent billions of dollars, tens of billions of dollars across the hemisphere, but you’ve done what we’re supposed to do and I congratulate you for doing it, supporting us and continuing to build put democratic institutions in the hemisphere, something that I was able to do in the G7 was to reach an agreement that there would be a billion-dollar project, infrastructure for the Western Hemisphere, for Latin America and Africa. So we We can do a lot, we have a lot to talk about”, he remarked.
meeting between López Obrador, Biden and their respective entourages started about 50 minutes late.