Speaking to W Radio from New York at the United Nations General Assembly, President Gustavo Petro confirmed that he held a meeting with Presidents Joe Biden of the United States and Lula da Silva of Brazil on September 19.
“We had dinner and a formal photo last night. (The meeting) was very friendly. “Before we met,” where the leaders delivered the speeches at the United Nations “with Lula (President of Brazil) and Biden,” the president said, adding that Lula was “exuberant” and Biden “in his style.” was, but that both were “very nice.”
President Petro also met with the President of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, to discuss bilateral relations and the migration crisis in Darién.
“The migration issue of Darién has become one of the global problems of the exodus of humanity, just like the Mediterranean.” These are the two main focuses today, perhaps other massive population flows from the south to the north will also increase. In the case of Darién, most of the influx, 60%, comes from people who came from Venezuela and were expelled from there due to hunger at the time of the blockade (a) just before COVID. They have spread throughout South America and are now heading north to the United States, and the crossing is obviously through our territory and the Darién Gap,” Petro commented on the meeting.
However, Petro told W Radio that he also met with the United States government today, Wednesday, September 20, to discuss the immigration issue.
“We are stuck in a problem, the solutions are not yet in sight. The solution lies in Venezuela itself, in the possibility of a grand plan to return to Venezuela that includes economic, social and political solutions. In the next few days I will dedicate part of my time to this issue,” announced the Colombian President.
Petro refers to the “disorder” that existed at the beginning of his speech
At the moment when many people stood up when Petro was about to give his speech to the UN General Assembly, the president explained: “It is logical that many came to listen to Biden, (my speech) had not yet started because “That means “a minutes meeting before the hearing.”
According to the custom cited by Petro, this hearing will be preceded by words from a President of South America and a President of North America. “That is the custom. It was Lula’s turn, so he was the first speaker, and Biden. And a space was created for the audience to walk through, and that was the mess we saw.”
Finally, the leader of the Historic Pact announced that he would return to Colombia.