Mexico’s López Obrador calls for building something similar to European Union at Celac summit

The host country head affirmed that it is time to propose a "new and vigorous" relationship, in addition to replacing the policy of "blockades and ill-treatment with the option of respecting each other."

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, today opened the summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac), in which more than a dozen leaders of the region are participating, with a call for the area to build something similar to the European Union (EU).

In his welcome message, the Mexican president stressed the need to "build something similar to the economic community that gave rise to the current European Union."

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