Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Thursday affirmed the construction of Tia Maria mining project will not begin unless
Likewise, he indicated his administration does not disagree with the stance expressed by Islay Province mayors, inhabitants, or Arequipa Region Governor.
However, President Vizcarra underlined talks cannot take place under an ultimatum.
However, Executive Branch spokespersons warned that —even though the license has been issued— this does not mean the mining company can begin operations. It needs to earn —through dialogue
— a social license first.
For its part, the mining company
committed itself not to start operations before setting up a dialogue space to resolve social concerns.