President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) announced that he sent a letter to his American counterpart Joe Biden in response to consultations requested by the neighboring country after considering that Mexico did not comply with the Trade Agreement (T-MEC) that both notions share with Canada.
During his press conference on Tuesday, August 2, the head of the Executive stated that in the face of differences “due to the interpretation of our energy sovereignty”sent a letter to the US president in order to corroborate that Mexico and the US maintain a good relationship.
“We have to take care that the relationship is good but that they do not treat us or let us be treated as a colony because Mexico is an independent country.free, sovereign, and we can have many opportunities because of the neighborhood and because it is the country with the most economic and commercial potential in the world”, López Obrador stated from the Treasury Hall of the National Palace.
Likewise, López Obrador insisted that “Mexico is not for sale”after katherine taiWhite House Business Chair (USTRfor its acronym in English, pointed out that the Mexican Government prioritizes the distribution of energy generated by the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) on clean energy sources provided by private sector providers.
According to what was declared by the Tabascan, In the letter he sent to Biden, he stated that he does not consider what he has said to him on various occasions regarding the relationship between the two nations to be false or discursive.because, during their meetings, the US president has established that The treatment between Mexico and the US “will be given with respect to our sovereignty on an equal footing”.
The Mexican president’s statements come after Marcelo Ebrardhead of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), clarified that Mexico’s plans are to remain within the T-MEC.
“The fact of that we have a difference with the US regarding an issue does not mean that the bilateral relationship is going to collapsenor that we are going to stop being part of the treaty, ”said the Mexican foreign minister in a video that he shared through his official Twitter account. Twitter.
He also added that the current plan of the Mexican Government is to continue with the previous dialogues and, in due course, respond to queries with arguments that guarantee that they will “defend our points and defend our policy”.
Similarly, he considered that there are no grounds to ensure that there is a conflict that violates the bilateral relationship between Mexico and the USsince “at no time has there been any thought of leaving the Treaty” because it is one of the pillars of national trade.
It is worth mentioning that in his morning of July 28, the Chief Executive considered that Mexico could leave the T-MEC “if having access to that market implies us giving up sovereignty”However, minutes before the end of his conference, he backed down.
“Even in the case of the most important market in the world, if having access to that market implies us giving up sovereignty, we do not accept it, we are not going to hand over our independence to any foreign government”, he mentioned on that occasion.
Despite his comments, the Tabascan affirmed that “there is not going to be a rupture because it does not suit us and it is not only Mexico, it is not convenient for the US”. Also, He stressed that “he must take care” of his language because “very delicate matters are dealt with”.