Mexico calls for a five-year global truce
The president states that a period of peace will allow countries to encourage economic growth.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the Mexican president, urged Thursday’s international conference to reach a truce of five years in the midst the standoff between Taiwan and Ukraine.
The president spoke at a conference held at Mexico City’s National Palace. He stated that the geopolitical tensions among China, Taiwan and the US were causing problems for the entire world. This is despite the fact that the world has been suffering from record levels of inflation and supply chain disruptions.
“For the sake of the nation’s ability to confront the crises affecting their peoples, the truce must last at most five years. A truce to end wars, conflict and provocations,” he said. “Let the fighting stop once it is over.”
When asked about Mexico’s stance on the issue of Taiwan, Lopez Obrador stated that dialogue should take precedence over confrontation, adding that countries should end the trade wars and use the UN’s framework to monitor the relevant commitments.
He said that nations would be able to work together during the truce in order to aid the poor and encourage economic growth. “We will not tolerate provocations or war. We are against the establishment of hegemonies throughout the world. This proposal could be made to the United Nations and it is possible to request that China, Russia, or the United States accept.” he noted.
The president added that “it’s not about good and bad guys,” but about putting the interests of the ordinary people above those of governments and economic groups. “Even though it may sound utopian, this is the only way to go. There’s no alternative..”
The Mexican president’s remarks were made following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. The trip of the high-ranking US official to the self-governed island sparked fierce protests from Beijing, which believes that moves such as this on the part of Washington violate China’s territorial integrity.
According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, the US is “continuously undermining China’s sovereignty, emasculating the One China policy and even deliberately trying to artificially create an incident in the Taiwan Strait.”
This statement was echoed by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, who said “Tensions in Taiwan were deliberately triggered” by Pelosi’s “It is unnecessary” visit. According to Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, the trip risked “Undermining regional stability, security.”