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Ebrard Gertz justifies Manero’s absence at a meeting with the US prosecutor: “We did not inform him in time”

within the framework of X Summit of North American Leaders between the president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada; why Joe BidenRepresentative of the European Union, Cancellar Marcelo Ebrard explained the absence of some Mexican officials.

in interview with ciro gomez levaForeign Minister Ebrard explained the absence of Alejandro Gertz Manero, head of the Attorney General’s Office (FGR).

In “Ciro in the Morning” for Grupo Formula, Foreign Minister Ebrard was questioned about “energy sovereignty” and the “demands” of the US and Canada.

“Issues related to energy are in the process of consultative talks and negotiations between the three countries,” Ebrard replied, noting that the summit would not become a panel.

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Journalist Marco Antonio Silva, a colleague of “Ciro in the Morning”, asked Ebrard about the absence of prosecutor Gertz Manero in the bilateral delegations, which included US prosecutors, Merrick Garland,

“Prosecutor Gertz had an activity from yesterday and today, that we did not inform him in time that the Prosecutor was coming, because the United States Attorney decided to get involved later; So only a logical issue, they have no other implication,” justified Ebrard.

“Didn’t he inform Prosecutor Gertz in time?” Ciro Gomez Leyva asked.

“In other words, we could not inform them sufficiently in advance to modify the activities they had already scheduled for these days. I think the prosecutor’s office will be able to report on that, but What I can tell you is that it is a logical issue. In any case, the prosecutor’s office was represented and there are no other implications of that nature,” the foreign ministry chief said.

He noted that the US attorney was “quite satisfied” and “interested” with Mexico’s actions in controlling precursors through customs and ports.

Marcelo Ebrard also highlighted the actions on the issue of arms entering Mexico from the US and said that “personally, the Biden-López Obrador relationship” is developing very well.


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