Foreign Affairs Minister Cesar Landa
19:19 | New York (U.S.), Sep. 22.
on Thursday reaffirmed Peru's commitment to reach an agreement that puts an end to the pollution caused by plastics.
The remarks were made during his participation at the ministerial meeting of the High Ambition Coalition to End Plastic Pollution by 2040, chaired by Environment Ministers of Norway
, Espen Barth Eide and Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamariya, respectively.
"Foreign Affairs Minister Landa reaffirmed Peru's commitment to reach an ambitious agreement to end plastic pollution," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported via its Twitter account.
Likewise, the high-ranking official expressed Peru's aspiration to chair the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee.
At the end of last August, the governments of Norway, Rwanda and Peru, together with a group of 20 countries, launched this coalition, which seeks to achieve an international agreement to end plastic pollution.
In this sense, the coalition will be in charge of engaging in dialogue on central issues of the negotiations leading up to the aforementioned international instrument, in order to contribute to the process and achieve a binding agreement as soon as possible.
On the other hand, the government official represented Peru at the Meeting on Middle-Income Countries at the United Nations, which approved the declaration that requires modernizing the development assistance system, which ignores the remaining needs of States such as Peru.