President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) made an urgent call to the countries of Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union to comply with the supply of COVID-19 vaccines for the Covax mechanism.
At the inauguration, together with the President of the European Commission, Úrsula von der Leyen, and the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, the Summit of Leaders of Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union (LAC-EU), where he participated in virtual way, AMLO asked the nations promote the expansion of vaccine donations and promote before the World Health Organization (WHO) the authorization of those that have proven to be effective.
The Presidency reported in a statement that the leaders of both regions discussed the challenges faced by the countries of Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union to address the health and socioeconomic impacts caused by the pandemic; They also exchanged points of view on how to promote a digital agenda with a human approach, as well as social cohesion and combat inequalities.
AMLO invited participating countries and the EU to join the World Welfare and Fraternity Plan to eradicate poverty that he presented in the United Nations Security Council.
The LAC-EU Summit served to relaunch the dialogue between the European Union (EU) and the Latin American region at the highest level.
The Mexican president also participated in his capacity as president pro tempore of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.