Peru's President calls for trust, responsibility and tolerance

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic

11:49 | Lima, Dec. 15.

The President of the Republic Francisco Sagasti on Tuesday asked citizens for trust, responsibility, and tolerance, as well as for getting involved in political issues. Only this way can a significant leap forward be made to take advantage of the enormous opportunities that Peru has ahead.

Within this framework, the top official argued that citizens must have greater trust in order to understand the world we live in.

In this sense, Mr. Sagasti said that Peru is a highly distrustful country by claiming that less than 10% of 
Peruvians trust their fellow citizens and —if a minimum of trust is not established— collective action cannot become a reality.

Likewise, the statesman mentioned two words: responsibility and tolerance because learning to listen to other citizens, who think radically different —beyond the labels that are put on them— will be the only way to find a broader and more open perspective.

"(…) One makes a decision and must accept the consequences, as well as explain and raise them. You cannot imagine how difficult this is in the country at this time," he noted.

Furthermore, the dignitary affirmed that by getting involved in politics and political issues, the nation will be able to make a significant leap forward and take advantage of the extraordinary opportunities it has ahead.

Before an audience of researchers and academics, the Peruvian leader specified that there must be a relationship among research, as well as formulation and implementation of policies and public administration's efforts.

"It is not enough to have good ideas, do research, and submit proposals. People must understand the internal logic of how public institutions work and know when to adapt ideas to public institutions," he remarked.


Published: 12/15/2020