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Peru's President: We paved the way to restore confidence in institutions

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic.

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic.

10:39 | Lima, Jul. 21.

The President of the Republic Francisco Sagasti has affirmed that the Transition and Emergency Government has paved the way to restore the population's confidence in all institutions in the country, particularly in the Peruvian National Police (PNP).

During his participation at the closing ceremony of this year's third session of the National Council for Citizen Security (Conasec) on Tuesday evening, the Head of State said that his government will complete its term showing concrete results and demonstrating "a change in the attitude of citizens toward the police."

"We are moving toward institutionalization and, above all, legitimization of public institutions. When citizens feel identified with the police, saying 'my National Police' —that is to say— when they make it theirs, when they feel that it is close and protects them, we will have taken a big step," he noted.

On the other hand, the top official highlighted the work undertaken by PNP in recent weeks, as well as the professional and respectful management of this institution related to human rights and the need to maintain the public order for the benefit of citizens.

"We have managed to show that it is possible to make significant changes and make progress on issues as diverse as the vaccination, electoral processes, economic recovery, and —in the case we are currently discussing— the work undertaken by the National Police to guarantee the safety and integrity of all citizens in the course of their regular activities," he indicated.

At the end of his speech, the President pointed out that this was the last session under his mandate and expressed his gratitude to State ministers, Judicial Branch Chair Elvia Barrios, and all the authorities who joined him in this stage.

The session featured Prime Minister Violeta Bermudez, Judicial Branch Chair Elvia Barrios, and National Assembly of Regional Governments (ANGR) Chairman Carlos Rua.

Also participating were Ministers Claudia Cornejo (Foreign Trade and Tourism), Silvana Vargas (Development and Social Inclusion), Waldo Mendoza (Economy and Finance), Ricardo Cuenca (Education), Jose Elice (Interior), Eduardo Vega (Justice), and Silvia Loli (Women and Vulnerable Populations), among other authorities.

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Publicado: 21/7/2021
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