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President: Peru reaffirms defense of non-aggression principle, commitment to peace

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic of Peru.

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic of Peru.

17:14 | New York (U.S.), Sep. 20.

The President of the Republic Pedro Castillo on Tuesday afternoon pointed out that Peru is committed to peace and the solution of conflicts by peaceful means through diplomatic negotiations.

During his speech at the United Nations General Assembly held in New York City, the Head of State indicated that his administration will intensify consultations to consolidate South America as an international peace zone.

The top official warned that peace is not broken only by armed action, since war is born in the minds of men. Thus, he urged for building values of peace and respect.

"It is necessary to banish ideologies of hate, racism, intolerance, xenophobia, anti-Semitism," he expressed.

The President affirmed that acting responsibly to build a common future for humanity implies respecting the principle of non-intervention and, at the same time, exercising solidarity with poor, weak, dispossessed, and vulnerable people.

"Acting responsibly to build this common future means respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms," he underlined.

Mr. Castillo reaffirmed his position in defense of the principle of non-aggression and of respect for the territorial integrity of States.

Along these lines, he reiterated the illegitimacy of the intervention of the Russian Federation in Ukraine in the same way that he condemns the persistent occupation by Israel in Palestinian and Arab territory since 1967.

"Peace excludes any selectivity in the application of the Charter of the United Nations. All armed interventions violate the Charter, there are no good or bad interventions," he emphasized.

In addition, the President announced that the Government of Peru will soon open a diplomatic representation in Palestine in full compliance with the principle of the universality of diplomatic relations.

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Published: 9/20/2022
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