Mexico’s president has slammed US aid for Ukraine and economic sanctions on Venezuela, Cuba and other nations.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador issued a broad criticism of America’s foreign policy, as the first of two high-level US-Mexico meetings got underway in Washington on Friday.

He says US economic sanctions were forcing people to emigrate from Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.

The harsh comments came as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and a US delegation met their Mexican counterparts at the State Department.

None of the officials addressed or were asked about López Obrador’s comments.

Blinken will lead a US delegation to Mexico next week when he is set to meet with López Obrador.