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Peru President opens 8th Summit of the Americas in Lima

19:54 | Lima, Apr. 13.

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Friday opened the 8th Summit of the Americas in the presence of Western Hemisphere dignitaries gathered at Lima Convention Center.

One by one, the illustrious guests were welcomed by the Peruvian Head of State and his wife Maribel Diaz as they reached the Grand National Theater in San Isidro district.

The meeting was attended by Presidents Mauricio Macri (Argentina), Michel Temer (Brazil), Evo Morales (Bolivia), Juan Manuel Santos (Colombia), Luis Guillermo Solis (Costa Rica), Enrique Peña Nieto (Mexico), Sebastian Piñera (Chile), and Tabare Vazquez (Uruguay), among others.

On behalf of President Donald Trump, U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence participated in the summit. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also joined the event.

Within this framework, Mr. Vizcarra requested dignitaries to shape a regional alliance against corruption and adopt concrete commitments to face this problem affecting the region.

Thus, he urged nations to join efforts and promote a zero-tolerance policy against this scourge.

After the opening ceremony, the hosting nation's Head of State will host a formal dinner to honor his foreign counterparts.

At the same time, delegations will attend a cocktail reception at the Grand National Theater.

Summit of the Americas 

The Summit of the Americas process is a mechanism of political consensus and dialogue at the highest level that started in 1994. 

Periodically, it brings together the continent's Heads of State and Government to agree on common solutions to priority issues.

At this event, high-ranking officials from the hemisphere will undertake concrete commitments on the topic "Democratic Governance against Corruption."

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Published: 4/13/2018
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