Mexico will consider offering asylum to ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya if he asks for this, a Mexican official said in Mexico City on Monday.
Mexico will raise the topic on Honduras at the meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the United Nations, Deputy Foreign Minister Lourdes Aranda Bezaury said.
Zelaya was driven out of the country on June 28 after hooded and heavily-armed soldiers seized him from bed at the presidential palace and forced him into exile in Costa Rica.
Aranda said that Honduran Foreign Minister Patricia Rodas had not sought asylum in Mexico even though she flew to the country last week.
Mexico will continue to seek a solution, via dialogue, coordination and not via violent means to the crisis, Aranda added.
At least two people were killed and several others injured in a conflict between supporters of Zelaya and Honduran police forces on Sunday when Zelaya's plane was barred from landing in the capital of Tegucigalpa.
A group of representatives from the Honduran interim government traveled to Washington on Monday to hold talks with the OAS in an effort to seek a way out of the impasse. Source: Xinhua