The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, announced this Monday that he will travel to New York on November 9 to deliver a message at the United Nations headquarters for the presidency of Mexico in the Security Council.
“I am going to the United Nations on November 9 because Mexico is going to assume the presidency of the UN Security Council and I am going to participate in a meeting at the UN, I am going to talk about what I consider the main problem in the world: corruption that produces inequality, “ said the president at a press conference at the National Palace.
The president ruled out that on this trip he will meet with President Joe Biden: “No (I am going to meet with Biden), I am going to the United Nations. We are inviting President Biden to come to Mexico . “
“We thank you very much for your support, your solidarity, the meeting we had recently with officials of the highest level of the United States Government was very good,” López Obrador remarked about the meeting last Friday in Mexico City with the Secretary of State. of the United States, Antony Blinken , and the Secretary of National Security of that country, Alejandro Mayorkas, among others.
In June 2020, the United Nations General Assembly elected Mexico as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the period 2021-2023.
Mexico, which has already held a non-permanent seat on four other occasions, the last between 2009 and 2010, reached the election with the unanimous support of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean and as the only candidate for this position.
The 33 countries adhering to the Regional Group of Latin America and the Caribbean, known by its acronym Grulac, showed their support for the Mexican candidacy.
The Latin American country obtained the support of 187 countries, when 125 were needed.
López Obrador’s trip to New York will be the second of the Mexican president outside the country after going to Washington in July last year for the entry into force of the free trade agreement between Mexico, the United States and Canada (T-MEC), still with Donald Trump in the presidency of the neighboring country.
It is also his first intervention in person at the UN, although previously he has participated virtually in meetings of international forums.