Paraguay asks the UN for support in the fight against organized crime | News

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay, Julio César Arriola, requested this Wednesday the collaboration of the Secretary General of the United Nations Organization (UN), António Guterres, to deal with the organized crime that affects the country.

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The request was made during a meeting between the two officials on the occasion of Arriola’s dismissal as permanent representative to the UN to take charge of the Paraguayan Foreign Ministry.

In the statement, the Paraguayan Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicated that Arriola requested the support “of the specialized bodies of the United Nations System for the actions undertaken by the National Government in the fight against transnational organized crime.”

In addition, both addressed “the main issues on the international agenda in terms of peace and security, development, cooperation, peacekeeping operations and post-pandemic economic recovery.”

At the end of the meeting, the Paraguayan foreign minister invited Guterres to make an official visit to his country, on behalf of President Mario Abdo Benítez.

Last February, the Paraguayan government began the operation “A Ultranza Py”, with the purpose of carrying out arrests and raids against real estate and businesses dedicated to drug trafficking and money laundering.

The Paraguayan president has criticized the fact that organized crime is present in various social classes, including government, parliamentary and police institutions.

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