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Peru, OAS sign declaration in favor of democracy and human rights

Photo: ANDINA/ Renato Pajuelo

Photo: ANDINA/ Renato Pajuelo

20:19 | Lima, Dec. 1.

Peru and the Organization of American States (OAS) have signed a joint declaration and two agreements to develop the capacity of micro, small and medium-sized companies (MSMEs), as well as to advance the Inter-American Multidimensional Security Agenda, in accordance with the mandates adopted by the General Assembly and the Permanent Council of the OAS.

In a ceremony held at the Torre Tagle Palace, Peruvian Foreign Affairs Minister Oscar Maurtua and OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro highlighted that the signing of these instruments will allow further strengthening cooperation ties of utmost relevance in the current post-pandemic recovery context.

In addition, the declaration states that both Peru and the OAS will continue working to advance the regulations that recognize the existence of rare diseases and that seek to guarantee access to health and the rights of those affected by them.

In his speech, Minister Maurtua stressed Peru's continuous progress in the relationship with the OAS, in favor of democracy, human rights, security, and development.

"I wish to convey the Peruvian Government's firm conviction that these new agreements and the Joint Declaration will help achieve a high level of cooperation that will result in the well-being and development of the country, particularly of the most vulnerable," he said.

Noting that the OAS is the cornerstone of the Inter-American system for the protection and promotion of democracy, the government official recalled that the Inter-American Democratic Charter was adopted at the request of Peru just over 20 years ago.
 
"Consequently, today we reaffirm the importance of recognizing institutional legitimacy and transparency in political processes, with a view to strengthening the mechanisms that sustain them, always respecting unrestrictedly the popular will," he remarked.

On the other hand, the Peruvian diplomat announced the decision of President Castillo's Government to access the Center for Regional Cooperation for Adult Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (CREFAL), which will increase joint work with the OAS in educational matters, deepening adult education and complementing the work of the Ministry of Education against illiteracy.

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Published: 12/1/2021
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