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Brazil, Mexico want Honduran president restored to power

2009-08-18 10:21 BJT

BRASILIA, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- The presidents of Brazil and Mexico renewed calls that ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya be returned to power "immediately and without conditions" after they met on Monday.

After the meeting of Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and visiting Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Lula said "it is necessary to act urgently in the framework of the resolutions from the Organization of American States" for Zelaya's return to power.

Calderon said the two presidents discussed the situation in Honduras and agreed to take diplomatic measures to help Zelaya to return to power.

"We stress our demand to reestablish the constitutional order in that country, with the return to the presidency of Manuel Zelaya, president elected by the Honduran people," Calderon said.

In the past weeks, Zelaya has been welcomed by Calderon in Mexico City and by Lula in Brasilia, with both leaders expressing support to the exiled leader.

Since the coup on June 28, Zelaya has tried several times to return to his country, but has failed.

Editor: Zhang Ning | Source: Xinhua