President To Boluarte demanded again this Friday from the Mexican sovereign, Andres Lopez Obrador (AMLO), to cede to Peru the presidency pro tempore of the Pacific Alliance “as soon as possible”, in the midst of a diplomatic crisis with this country.
“The transfer must take place as soon as possible. The new challenges posed by the international scenario and the great tasks ahead in each of the countries demand greater responsibility,” said the President from the Government Palace, where she met with members of the group’s Business Council.
He added that the Pacific Alliance It is an integration process, “and not a mechanism subject to short-term ideological or political objectives or interests”, in reference to AMLO’s support for Pedro Castilloimprisoned after orchestrating a coup.
Initially, AMLO He was supposed to hand over the presidency pro tempore to Lima at the Pacific Alliance summit scheduled for Mexico in November, but was suspended because Congress did not allow President Castillo to leave the country.
Despite the summit being postponed and moved to the Peruvian capital in December, weeks later Congress dismissed him and he was imprisoned after committing a failed coup.
Lopez Obrador He has since aligned himself with the former president, granted asylum to his wife and children and denounced that it was a coup against him orchestrated by the oligarchy.
“They put him in jail, there is no legal basis and what is behind it is a classist and racist attitude. As he is a humble teacher from the mountains, he was harassed by Congress from the beginning,” he said.
AMLO considers that the Boluarte government is fake. “I will instruct the Ministry of External Relations (SRE) to inform the members of the Rio group about what we are doing, because I do not want to hand over (the presidency) to a government that I consider to be a fake. Let the band members decide,” he said in February.
Following these declarations, the Peruvian government formalized the departure of its ambassador to Mexico, Manuel Gerardo Talaveraby a supreme deliberation published in the legal prescriptions bulletin of the official journal A Peruvian.
Boluarte also said that AMLO “decided to seriously affect the relations of mutual respect, friendship, cooperation and desire for integration” bilaterally.