Peru's decision to reaffirm the withdrawal of President Maduro's invitation to the 8th Summit of the Americas responds to a State policy in the defense of democratic values, Peruvian Ambassador Oscar Maurtua pointed out Thursday.
According to Maurtua, the ratification is based on the Declaration of Quebec City
, which states that countries —disrespecting democratic order— cannot participate in this international event.
"The defense of democratic values is a Peruvian State's policy. The country is committed to the full enjoyment of democracy; in that regard, it is appropriate to reaffirm said position," he expressed.
Maurtua also recalled the Organization of American States Assistant Secretary for Legal Affairs had noted Peru —as the host country— has the power to invite the Heads of State that will participate in the summit.
In this sense, he noted early presidential elections
were called in Venezuela, which did not guarantee legitimacy and credibility, thus affecting democracy and worsening the humanitarian crisis in the neighboring country.