Peru's President: Bicentennial represents opportunity to start over

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic of Peru

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic of Peru

14:25 | Lima, May. 22.

The President of the Republic Francisco Sagasti on Saturday affirmed that Peru's Independence Bicentennial on July 28 represents an opportunity to start over as a nation.

In this sense, the Head of State pointed out that some ideals must be recovered.

"We now have a new opportunity to reflect on what we have not done or have done incorrectly over the last 200 years," he said in remarks to RPP radio and TV station.

Likewise, the top official indicated that differences, arguments and the inability to agree on something create a distance among Peruvians and what they could become as a nation.

"That is what hurts me," said the statesman, who recalled that in his visits to regions he found a series of postponed projects despite the economic boom that had been witnessed in the past decade.

Furthermore, the Peruvian leader paid tribute to the five police officers who recently died in a helicopter accident in Puno region.

"Our condolences to the families," he concluded.


Published: 5/22/2021