American city Los Angeles to host America’s IX summit to be held on June 6 this year With the aim of building a better future for the American continent, United States President Joe Biden announced this Tuesday in a statement.
The last meeting, which brings together the leaders of the American continent, was held in Lima (Peru) in 2018.
“The national interests of the United States are intertwined with the fate of our closest neighbors in America,” the US president said in a statement.
Biden claimed that One of the objectives of the meeting would be to “close the gap” between what the continent’s democracies promise and what they do., something that depends on the actions taken together, he said.
Therefore, the peak Will revolve around the idea of ”building a sustainable, resilient and equitable future”. to the continent, explained the president.
The meeting aims to address irregular migration, climate change and efforts to ensure equitable development as the region emerges from the COVID-19 crisis.
Is For the first time since 1994, the US has hosted a major regional meeting. When President Bill Clinton Hosted Regional Leaders in Miami emphasis on free trade agreement Extends from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego.
But with that lofty goal long abandoned amid a rise in left-wing anti-American politics in various parts of the region, many experts have questioned the need for a costly assembly of more than 30 heads of state, each with its own Advancing the bilateral agenda. Washington. But often with little cooperation between them.
So far, eight regular summits have been held.: Miami (1994), Santiago de Chile (1998), Quebec (Canada, 2001), Mar del Plata (Argentina, 2005), Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago, 2009), Cartagena de Indias (Colombia, 2012), Panama (2015) and Lima (Peru, 2018).
Even then, The summit held in Panama City only in 2015 was attended by leaders of all 35 countries Which make up the Organization of American States (OAS) and which Cuba also joined.
The 2018 Lima event was marked by the absence of Venezuela, for which Peru, the host country, He withdrew the invitation on the grounds that his government was responsible for the political and social crisis who lives in that country.
Also, 2018 was the first time the US President did not attend, as then-President Donald Trump (2017-2021) handed over his representation at the meeting to Vice President Mike Pence.
(with information from EFE and AP)
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