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OAS concludes visit to Peru with a call for dialogue

Published on November 29, 2022

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The organization’s mission will prepare a report of its two-day journey. Meanwhile, it will continue to monitor the political situation in the country and its president Pedro Castillo.

A high-level mission from the Organization of American States (OAS) closed its two-day visit to Peru with a call “to dialogue with all political actors” to solve the acute crisis in the midst of a confrontation between the Executive and the Congress.

The working group dedicated the second and last day of its visit to meet with representatives of the different benches in Congress, civil society organizations, employers and workers, and the Catholic Church.

At the end of these meetings, it thanked, in a statement, the Peruvian authorities for “the openness and collaboration” towards its work.

The mission, headed by the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay, Eladio Loizaga, began its second day of visit to Lima with a meeting with parliamentarians from the Fujimori party Fuerza Popular. They claimed to defend democracy and the Constitution.

It also met, separately, with representatives of the opposition parties Alianza para el Progreso, Renovación Popular, Somos Perú, Avanza País and independent legislators.

It held another meeting with the presidents of the National Elections Jury, Jorge Luis Salas; from the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE), Piero Corvetto; and from the National Registry of Identification and Civil Status (Reniec), Carmen Velarde.

In addition, it met with representatives of the Peruvian Episcopal Conference.

The Union of Unions of Peru, which brings together various business organizations, expressed concern about the political crisis in the country, and says that it has generated a deterioration in the economy.

The OAS mission will prepare a report to present to the Organization’s Permanent Council, based in Washington. “While the report is prepared in a timely manner, the mission will continue to monitor the situation in Peru and remains available to all the actors,” it stressed.


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