Peru President: Dialogue will help us make better decisions

12:49 | Lima, Sep. 5.

Opening a dialogue will result in better decision-making, Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra affirmed.

In the presence of entrepreneurial and political leaders, the Head of State pointed out his satisfaction with the outcome of the over 4-hour National Agreement Forum meeting.

During the gathering, he noticed there was consensus about the optimism and hope that the Inca country will overcome the problems it currently faces.

According to Vizcarra, the administration's main axes are the fight against corruption and strengthening of institutionalism, adding said goals build trust among analysts, companies, and the population

The Peruvian leader mentioned he was surprised after listening to citizens —from the most remote areas of the country— who demand the implementation of improvements and reforms. These are related to the lawmakers' re-election, bicameral parliamentary system, political parties' private financing, as well as National Council of the Magistracy (CNM).

"(…) All of us have the opportunity to make an effort in order to improve the institutions," the President expressed in this sense.

"Let's seek dialogue. I agree with you. If we have to make changes, then we will make them. We're aiming for a national goal, we possess enough clarity and humility," he added. 

The conditions to reach an agreement are present. Unlike past years —when change was not considered a necessity nor given importance— nowadays the nation has a civic consciousness, and citizens are involved in it.

"This is an opportunity that can't be wasted. We will soften any edges that may cause disagreements, I'm willing to do that (…)," the Head of State affirmed. 

According to the President, feedback must not distort the reform bills submitted by the Executive Branch to Congress, nor lose the sense of urgency. 

Remarks were made during the closing speech of the 3rd Forum Dialogues for Development on Tuesday night.


Published: 9/5/2018
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