If we want to build a more equitable, fair and sustainable country, we must continue with actions and move quickly towards closing gaps; the consensus reached among all the sectors represented here must become a reality, Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra affirmed on Tuesday during the
In this regard, the Head of State noted that —in order to consolidate the commitments in favor of national development
— it is essential to put the interests of the country above particular benefits, act with true amending capacity, and respect the people's will.
During his speech, the top official said that —although the efforts made by this Forum to promote actions in favor of the country's economic growth
have been important— the scenario and citizens' expectations have changed.
"At that time, at the beginning of the year 2000, the priority was to achieve high GDP growth levels. Nowadays, the challenge goes further and is about promoting equitable, competitive, and sustainable growth
. It is about building solid, representative, and legitimate institutions, as well as political parties, in addition to empowered citizens with the ability to oversee and criticize their representatives," he expressed.
In this sense, the President stressed that currently the fight for equality and the fight against corruption
are two issues of broad consensus in Peru, since both of them are present on the national agenda, as well as in speeches by politicians and candidates, the media, social networks, polls, public debates, and at households.