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President Vizcarra: Peru to support Venezuela's return to democracy

16:03 | New York (U.S.), Sep. 25.

President Martin Vizcarra on Tuesday affirmed Peru will continue to promote initiatives within the framework of the Organization of American States (OAS), the Lima Group, and other multilateral forums in order to back Venezuela's return to democracy.

According to the Head of State, Peru has always shown its democratic stance, which was evident while leading the adoption of the Inter-American Democratic Charter.

Said document expresses the region's commitment to democracy, human rights, and fundamental freedoms. 

"For this reason, Peru condemns the breakdown of constitutional order in Venezuela. We'll continue to support initiatives within the framework of OAS, the Lima Group, as well as other multilateral forums, to help restore democracy in this neighboring nation," the statesman underlined.

Speaking during the 73rd UN General Assembly, Vizcarra expressed concern and condemnation over the serious human rights violations reported by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

In addition —he continued— the Inca nation pursues a complaint before the International Criminal Court (ICC) to punish the crimes committed in the once-prosperous Caribbean country.

In this sense, the dignitary voiced Peru's unshakable solidarity with the Venezuelan people.

Likewise, he made an urgent call to address the serious humanitarian crisis affecting the Bolivarian nation, which has prompted a massive influx of migrants and refugees across the region.

At least 450,000 Venezuelans have moved to Peru due to the ongoing crisis in their country.

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Published: 9/25/2018
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