In a letter sent to the head of State, both leaders, representing several political organizations, pronounced themselves on the way in which the government of the United States, as host of the Summit, handles the convocation and invitations to the summit, trying to exclude, for political and ideological reasons, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Cuba.
They pointed out that these summits were created as a mechanism for conciliation, not confrontation or division, to discuss commercial and political matters.
That is why they asked Abinader to address the US executive, as other presidents of the region have done, including, most notably, Mexico’s president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, to reconsider and rectify the unfortunate decision.
If, unfortunately, Joe Biden’s government persists in its mistaken policy of promoting confrontation and divisions, which has generated so much rejection in the majority of governments, we ask you to decline to attend,” they demanded.
An event of this type with exclusions, they said, does not represent the thought and historical work of the founding fathers of freedom and independence of our peoples.
The signatories told the president that history will know how to reward those who, in times of trials and definitions, knew how to take their place on the side of principles.
“The Dominican people and the brotherly peoples expect you to mediate for the benefit of inclusion, mutual respect, dialogue, justice and peace”, the letter concluded.