The future head of Mexico’s foreign Ministry refused to withdraw the invitation Maduro

© REUTERS / Marco BelloПрезидент of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro. Archival photoThe future head of Mexico’s foreign Ministry refused to withdraw the invitation Maduro© REUTERS / Marco Bello

The future foreign Minister of Mexico, Marcelo Ebrard said Monday that the invitation of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to the inauguration of the elected President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will not be revoked.

Earlier this invitation caused a certain wave of protest. Social media users have launched a campaign under the hashtag #MaduroNoEresBienvenido (Maduro, not for you). It was joined by, for example, the former President of Mexico Felipe Calderon.

«Mexico has never excluded any country with a diplomatic mission (from the list of invitees to the inauguration ceremony – ed.). In the recent history of Mexico, including the two governments of the national action Party, Venezuela, were invited. In the case of (President of Mexico) Vicente Fox came Hugo Chavez. On oath (Felipe) calderón of Venezuela was also invited,» said Ebrard told reporters.

The current government of Mexico more than critical of Maduro. The country is in «a Group of Lima», which brings together 12 States of North and South America, formed in August 2017 the Association and opposing the violations of the democratic order in Venezuela. In turn, Caracas, Mexico city, accused of involvement in the failed assassination attempt on Maduro in August of this year.

Sam Lopez Obrador, a leftist, said earlier on non-interference in the Affairs of other Nations as the fundamental principle of their future policy of the government in the international arena in relation to the situation of Venezuela. While official Mexico always supported by the Organization of American States (OAS) actions and statements about the need to restore democratic institutions in this South American country.