05/04/2018 Politics

Peru: 20 Presidents have confirmed attendance at Summit of the Americas

Peru's Foreign Affairs Minister Nestor Popolizio affirmed 20 Heads of State and Government have confirmed their attendance at the 8th Summit of the Americas.

 
 
Lima .- Photo of April 3, 2018 of the ceremony held at the headquarters of the Torre Tagle Palace, Ambassador Néstor Popolizio Bardales was presented as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru. The event was chaired by the outgoing Minister, Mrs. Cayetana Aljovín Gazzani.
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The participation of these dignitaries means an endorsement to Peruvian leadership in the hemispheric sphere, which will allow President Martin Vizcarra to interact with his regional counterparts, explained the Foreign Affairs minister.

"We are ready, prepared, and everything is very well organized to welcome the important Heads of State and their delegations that will visit us next week," Popolizio expressed.

He went on to add it will be possible to discuss a fundamental topic such as democratic governance against corruption, as well as the adoption of concrete measures in this sense, hand-in-hand with international cooperation.

The high-ranking official also affirmed other forums will take place in the days prior to the Lima Summit, including those of the civil society, youth, and indigenous peoples, as well as a business event.

 
 
Lima .- Photo of April 3, 2018 of the ceremony held at the headquarters of the Torre Tagle Palace, Ambassador Néstor Popolizio Bardales was presented as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru. The event was chaired by the outgoing Minister, Mrs. Cayetana Aljovín Gazzani.
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"In addition, there will be the third meeting of the region's parliaments, which is held at the Congress of the Republic, and the outcome of these forums will serve as input for Heads of State and the decisions they will make within the framework of the Summit of the Americas," he noted.

The 8th Summit of the Americas will take place in the Peruvian capital city on April 13-14, 2018.

At this event, leaders will adopt specific commitments on the theme "Democratic Governance against Corruption."

These summits —held every three years— provide an opportunity for Presidents to jointly define a hemispheric agenda at the highest level, which addresses urgent challenges and promotes a positive change to face them.

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Lima .- Photo of April 3, 2018 of the ceremony held at the headquarters of the Torre Tagle Palace, Ambassador Néstor Popolizio Bardales was presented as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru. The event was chaired by the outgoing Minister, Mrs. Cayetana Aljovín Gazzani.
MINREX PERU / LANA
 
 
 
 

On the other hand, the Head of Peruvian diplomacy mentioned the Inca country will assume the Andean Community presidency starting May. Thus, it will work jointly with Colombia, Bolivia, and Ecuador to deepen and boost integration in the Andean zone.

Likewise, he said Peru will lead the Pacific Alliance following the bloc's next meeting, scheduled for July 25 in Mexico.

As is known, Peru has also assumed the United Nations Security Council presidency on April 1.

The UN Council is the main body to maintain peace and security at the international level, which means there is trust in the Inca country, recognized worldwide.

"We have set an agenda for that month, which implies —on the part of Peru— promoting the development of sustainable peace, a concept aimed at the prevention of conflicts," he concluded.