The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, on Monday cited “the four freedoms” proclaimed by US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1933-1945) when congratulating the United Nations on the 75th anniversary of its founding.
“From Mexico to all the governments and peoples of the world: our congratulations because they commemorate 75 years of the founding of the UN,” said López Obrador in a message posted on his social networks.
The Mexican president stressed that the UN is an important international body for the harmonious coexistence of peoples and nations.
He assured that the founding of the UN “had a lot to do” with the four freedoms proclaimed by Roosevelt, whom, he recalled, that the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda called the “Titan of freedoms.”
López Obrador said that these freedoms proclaimed by President Roosevelt are: “The first, freedom of speech; the second, freedom of belief; the third, freedom to live without fear and fear, and the fourth, freedom to live free from misery, let there be justice in the world. Four freedoms, “he said.
In his message, the Mexican president reiterated that in foreign policy, Mexico will continue to be guided by the principles of non-intervention, self-determination of the peoples, and the peaceful resolution of disputes.
In addition, with respect to human rights, “and a basic principle, cooperation for development,” he said.
López Obrador stressed that now more than ever, in the context of the coronavirus pandemic facing the world, it is mandatory.
“We need to be fraternal, help each other now that all the peoples are facing this COVID-19 pandemic. We need to be very supportive. Long live universal brotherhood,” said López Obrador.
The Head of State completed his message to the UN with a publication on his Twitter account in which he announced that this Tuesday he would send a message to the Heads of State and Government.
He recalled that “due to the pandemic, for the first time in history, this Assembly (of the UN) is being held virtually.”
Today a message was transmitted on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the creation of the United Nations. Tomorrow I will send another one addressed to heads of state and government. Due to the pandemic, for the first time in history, this assembly is being held virtually. pic.twitter.com/QVBELtseZS
– Andrés Manuel (@lopezobrador_) September 21, 2020