«The family is the main social security institution,» President López Obrador said in his participation in the G20 summit.
AMLO called for avoiding the disintegration of the family and the abandonment of older adults in shelters or asylums as they «will never beliffle the love offered by loved ones.
The representative said that «facing the economic and health crisis has left us with suffering and calamities, but also important lessons.»
We participated in the G20 Virtual Leaders Summit. pic.twitter.com/vDBi0g62DT
— Andrés Manuel (@lopezobrador_) November 21, 2020
The summit brings together 20 countries representing 85% of the world economy, including Germany, the United States, Brazil, South Africa and China.
This meeting was held virtually due to the health crisis and is chaired by Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
During his participation, the Mexican representative stated that the pandemic has left important lessons such as that health is a fundamental human right, which «the state has to guarantee by making aside the desire for profit».
Read: AMLO calls on G20 leaders economic truce and UN to control drug sales
«Medical care, vaccines and medicines must be free and universally in application,» AMLO said.
He also emphasized that people’s responsibility should be trusted and freedom guaranteed in the face of all circumstances.
According to the president, the temptation to impose authoritarian measures such as excessive confinement or curfew must be «abandoned. Nothing by force, all out of conviction and for reason.»
López Obrador also called for the economic bailout to be from the bottom up, and to first help the poor instead of directing public funds to bankrupt companies or institutions.
According to Chancellor Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón, the meeting of the world’s 20 most relevant economies aims to overcome the pandemic, restore growth and jobs.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud opened the #G20RiyadhSummit with a speech on delivering significant results that will restore hope and reassurance to the people of the world. https://t.co/rFMTxMAx2S pic.twitter.com/vP0ndWXrsg
— G20 Saudi Arabia (@g20org) November 21, 2020
On the other hand, the Saudi king called on summit participants to get vaccines accessible to all.
«While we are optimistic about progress in developing vaccines and treatments for COVID-19, we must create conditions for everyone to obtain them in an affordable and equitable way,» he said.
What we do at Animal Politics requires professional journalists, teamwork, dialogue with readers and something very important: independence. You can help us keep going. Be part of the team.
Subscribe to Animal Politics, receive benefits and support free journalism.#YoSoyAnimal