Trump Further Estranged from Multilateralism, Cuban Expert Alerts

Havana, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The President of the United States, Donald Trump, promotes a foreign policy ever more apart from multilateralism, alerted here today Cuban researcher Luis Rene Fernandez.

In statements to Prensa Latina, the permanent professor of the Center of Hemispheric Studies and the United States (Cehseu) said that attitude puts the Republican president in a difficult position to face the 8th Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, which will have its high level segment on April 13 and 14.

The summit’s nature is multilateral, but this administration seems to decant for bilateral negotiation, besides the polarization and internal división, added the doctor in Economic Sciences.

According to Fernandez, since his election campaign, Trump -who assumed the post in the White House on January, 2017- has created problems, offended and showed racism.

Previous presidents, mainly his predecessor at the Oval Office, Barack Obama, with his contradictions, have attempted to give a multilateral vision and to seek an approach through dialogue, he said.

The Cehseu researcher recalled that in the previous Summit of the Americas, held in 2015 in Panama, Obama presented himself as one who paved the way to improve relations with Cuba, which was applauded in the continent.

If Trump travels to Lima, he will arrive in very difficult conditions, for the low support, acceptance and trust he generates in the region, above all in citizens, he underlined.

According to the expert, the president does not even seem to have the support of the Latin America rightwing organiozations, because his speech does not seem to adjust to the multilateral visión and the prevalence of dialogue and communication that are supposed to accompany the summits of the Americas.

Trump divides, segments and attacks, he promotes a particular hostility against Cuba and Venezuela, which don’t put him in a position to better hemisphere relations, he insisted.

Fernandez denounced that the head of the White House shows with his actions he is not interested in renewing the Cold War approach.

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