Peru's President: We are not an anti-mining Government, we are democratic

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic of Peru

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic of Peru

14:30 | Abancay (Apurimac region), Dec. 7.

The President of the Republic Pedro Castillo on Tuesday affirmed that his administration is neither anti-mining nor obstructionist, noting that he leads a democratic Government open to the nation, and it intends to make a difference not only on the paper.

During his participation in the Muni-Executive meeting, the Head of State reiterated his respect for the independence of State powers, as well as his efforts to ensure governability and institutionality in Peru.

"We are not an anti-mining or obstructionist Government; we have not come to (power to) implement a political model other than what the people clamor for," Mr. Castillo expressed.

"We are a totally democratic administration; I will say it a thousand times: we do not have a communist or Chavista mentality; we are a Government for the country; that is what the people expect and that will be granted to them," he emphasized.

According to the top official, his administration came to change things in the country and face problems such as: poverty, inequality, corruption, crime, and centralism —joined by local and central government authorities.

"We want to make a difference, but not only on the paper," said the dignitary who welcomed the dialogue held over recent days with party leaders who share the same interest in attending to people's needs.

"We will be respectful of the independence of (State) powers. We are here to guarantee governability and institutionality," Castillo said before more than 80 local authorities gathered at the event.

Furthermore, the President reiterated his commitment to support the work of mayors and, joined by them, to fight against corruption and not allow the people who come to power to abuse the trust granted to them.

Moreover, Mr. Castillo called on Congress for unity so as to unblock projects, while reminding lawmakers that there are regulations which depend on Parliament.

"We have learned from mistakes; we have to remain an open Government (…)," he added.

The Muni-Executive meetings constitute a space to schedule commitments, tasks, and immediate actions for the sake of the nation, he stressed, adding that the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PCM) has the responsibility of moving in that direction.

Published: 12/7/2021
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