Peru's President: We must seek unity, tranquility and solidarity on Bicentennial

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic of Peru

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic of Peru

17:00 | Lima, Jul. 20.

The President of the Republic Francisco Sagasti on Tuesday affirmed that —on their 200th Independence anniversary— Peruvians must learn from history, avoid confrontations, but seek unity, tranquility, and solidarity.

"Thanks to the gaze of historians, we can realize what happened and the price that the country paid for decades for not seeking the harmony and unity that independence had advocated," 
Mr. Sagasti said in remarks to Andina news agency.

The Head of State called on citizens to become aware of what "we are, we were, and we can become as a country" so that all Peruvians willing to dialogue can become the example of decency and honesty to transform politics in a way that it is truly at the service of citizenry.

The top official mentioned that political parties are organizations which —in his opinion— must rethink the way to connect with citizens and their militants, establishing a more horizontal link, as well as filters so that the most qualified citizens can reach leadership positions.

"What we need are new politicians, who have a different vision, capable of recognizing differences, looking for coincidences, submitting them to a reality filter and proposing laws. Afterwards, it will be up to the Executive Branch to put them into practice," he indicated.

Furthermore, the statesman stressed that Peru hosts citizens, who have courage and dedication, such as: health personnel, teachers, and businesspeople.

Mr. Sagasti also assured that the South American nation has extraordinary possibilities, adding that it will be up to young people "of all ages" of the post-Bicentennial generation to make the most of those potentialities.


Published: 7/20/2021
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