Mexican president previews Ukraine peace plan after criticizing U.N By Reuters


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador holds his fourth state of the union tackle on the Nationwide Palace in Mexico Metropolis, Mexico September 1, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Romero/File Picture

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday mentioned his authorities would current a plan to the United Nations to finish Russia’s struggle in Ukraine, moments after criticizing the world physique and calling for it to be reformed.

Lopez Obrador, who expounds on the virtues of a non-interventionist overseas coverage, mentioned his plan entails the creation of a “mediation committee” that features Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, U.N. Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres and Pope Francis.

Modi in Could known as for a ceasefire in Ukraine and peace talks between the Kyiv authorities and Russia, which invaded its neighbor on Feb. 24.

Underneath Lopez Obrador’s plan, the mediators would instantly begin talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to attain “a truce of not less than 5 years.”

The plan was scant on different particulars, however Lopez Obrador informed a daily information convention he’ll talk about it additional in a speech celebrating Mexico’s independence on Friday.

“I’ll speak about world peace and I’ll speak about Mexico’s place on the struggle in Russia and Ukraine, and I’m going to current a proposal to the United Nations to attain peace,” Lopez Obrador mentioned.

The struggle has displaced hundreds of thousands, killed hundreds of civilians and left cities, cities and villages in ruins.

The Mexican chief introduced his thought of together with U.N. chief Guterres in his peace plan days after he defiantly dismissed criticism of his safety coverage by home adversaries and the U.N. following a vote in Congress to provide the Military management over the civilian-led Nationwide Guard.

On Monday, Lopez Obrador described the United Nations, together with the Washington-based Group of American States, as “supposed defenders” of human rights, saying they value an excessive amount of, supplied no outcomes and wanted to be reformed.

“And after I say they value so much: it is that they earn in {dollars} and barely break a sweat, they do not work and you need to pay them and it is as if they’re untouchable, they really feel like members of the world authorities.”

Mexican Overseas Minister Marcelo Ebrard is predicted to current the peace plan on the U.N.’s annual Basic Meeting subsequent week in New York.

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