President of Peru convenes a regional summit on migration | News
The president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, expressed his concern on Saturday about migration in that nation and called a regional summit to address this issue with the participation of leaders from Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia and Chile.
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Speaking to the press in the southern province of Tacna, where the Decentralized Council of Ministers took place this time, Castillo urged his counterparts in those countries to hold the meeting in Peru.
In recent years, the nation has received almost a million migrants and has about 10 percent of its population living abroad, according to Castillo at the so-called Summit of the Americas, held in Los Angeles, USA. early June.
In addition, in that scenario, he spoke in favor of promoting safe, orderly and regular migration, and implementing a human rights approach and a comprehensive cooperation system on the subject.
After the Decentralized Council of Ministers, the head of state announced the holding of a new national census to, among other purposes, make transparent the information on excluded population sectors that have grown throughout the country.
He also proposed that the next Peru-Chile binational meeting be devoted to issues necessary for the development of Tacna.
He urged businessmen to invest in the agricultural sector and stated that his Government will invest the largest possible budget in its promotion.
He called on Congress to work together in the development of this activity, as well as in tourism, justice reform and problems of the Peruvian regions.
Castillo mentioned his appearance, this Friday, before the Prosecutor’s Office. He reiterated his willingness to collaborate with justice and regretted that he is trying to involve his relatives in this matter.
He pointed out that what happened does not change his views on the need for unity in the country, and asked the Legislature and other sectors to put aside quarrels and useless issues to address substantive issues, such as food security.