President Lopez Obrador says his nation gained’t participate in making an attempt to punish Moscow over its assault on Ukraine
Mexico gained’t be participating within the worldwide pile-on to sanction Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, as President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has stated he seeks to maintain his nation on peaceable phrases with all nations.
“We aren’t going to take any type of financial retaliation as a result of we need to keep good relations with all of the governments of the world,” Lopez Obrador advised reporters on Tuesday. He added that remaining impartial will put Mexico ready to “speak with the events in battle.”
The Mexican chief’s place on the Ukraine disaster marks a novel diplomatic technique as different nations around the globe – together with former Warsaw Pact nations reminiscent of Bulgaria and Romania – be a part of the US in making an attempt to punish Russia. Selecting neutrality might pressure Mexico’s shut relationship with Washington, however Lopez Obrador has been essential of US overseas coverage.
Even because it tries to keep away from alienating its dominant buying and selling associate, the US, Mexico additionally goals to take care of financial ties with Russia and Moscow’s Latin American allies. Russia’s Lukoil this yr purchased into an offshore oil challenge in Mexico, and Lopez Obrador stated on Monday that his nation will preserve its airspace open for Aeroflot’s flights to Mexico Metropolis.
Mexican Tourism Minister Miguel Torruco was extensively criticized this week for posting a Twitter message providing “heat greetings” to Aeroflot and noting that “tourism is synonymous with peace, friendship and understanding between peoples.” He added that Russian vacationer visits to Mexico greater than doubled final yr to over 75,000.
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Lopez Obrador criticized censorship of Russian media shops, together with RT, by governments and social media corporations. “I don’t agree with the truth that media from Russia or any nation is censored,” he stated.
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