Mexico to UN: Peace Is Based on Politics, Not Force

"Pensamos que las medidas coercitivas no tienen horizonte de éxito (...) la paz se basa en la política como método y no en ejercicio de la fuerza", manifestó el canciller.
Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard addressing the 74th U.N. General Assembly. Sept. 28, 2019 | Photo: Reuters

Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told the U.N. assembly that peace arrives through “non-intervention, people’s self-determination and pacific solutions.”

Sept 28 (teleSUR) Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday that his country’s encourages the “pacific solutions to controversies” based on “non-intervention and people’s self-determination.

Ebrard explicitly advocated for continued dialogue in Venezuela between the government and opposition parties, and “rejects the U.S. blockade on Cuba and sanctions against (other) countries,” said the minister.

The minister said that with the arrival of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) to the presidency, “represents not only a change of government but a change regime,” that will fight corruption, reduce inequality and promote economic growth.

During his speech at 74th U.N. session, the minister said that Mexico has a “renewed self-confidence” and will work “intensely” to strengthen “multilateralism” throughout the world, rejecting the rampant unilateralism being enacted by certain nations.

“We have to be aware that white supremecy, the idea of wiping out civilizations” are already taking place and have “obvious connections” to politicians who promote them, said the chief diplomat, referring to the white supremicist who opened fire shoppers at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, targeting Mexicans and other Latinos. The mass shooting left 22 people dead, several of them were originally from Mexico.

This speech was delivered a few hours after AMLO told reporters from Mexico that the nation will continue to dialogue with Washington about immigration. On Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump said he was “using Mexico” to protect the country’s southern border from “immigrants.”

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