(CNN) — Peru’s Congress on Thursday approved a resolution declaring Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador a non-persona. There were 65 votes in favor of the initiative, 40 against, and two abstentions
Motion 6513 rejects the Mexican president’s “inadmissible statements” because “they violate the principle of non-interference in matters within the internal jurisdiction of another state.”
The decision follows Monday’s approval by the Foreign Relations Commission of the Peruvian Congress, with 11 votes in favor, one vote against and three abstentions, of a motion to reject AMLO’s statements and a declaration of non-personality grata.
The President of Mexico has on several occasions declared his support for former President Pedro Castillo and the political situation in Peru.
This week, at his regular morning press conference, López Obrador said it was “a sign of pride that those who act like this declare him non grata.”
The motion was presented by Avanza País congresswoman Patricia Chirinos He said on Twitter The Mexican president’s words were “intended to mock and divide” Peruvians.
AMLO refused to cede the presidency of the Pacific Alliance to Peru because of the crisis that led to Castillo’s ouster in December. On several occasions, moreover, Mexico’s president has described the government of Tina Bolvart as a sham.