Lima, December 13 The Peruvian government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, expressed this Tuesday the support of the United States government “for the democratic institutions” of the Andean country and for the action taken to address the outbreak of social protests in different areas of the national territory Thanked
Peru’s Foreign Ministry wrote on Twitter, “Foreign Minister Ana Cecilia Gervasi: We appreciate the support provided by the United States Government to democratic institutions in Peru and the work done to stabilize the social situation.”
Hours earlier, President Dina Boluarte met with the United States Ambassador to Peru, Lisa Kenna, in Lima, while Ned Price, the North American country’s State Department spokesman, reiterated from Washington his support for the new president, who took office . post last Wednesday, replacing former President Pedro Castillo, after a failed self-coup.
Price said, “Of course we recognize Peruvian President Dina Boluarte and we will continue to work with Peruvian democratic institutions. We look forward to working closely with President Boluarte and the State of Peru.”
The official expressed the United States’ “concern” about “violent protests” against the new government in parts of the country, including attacks against businesses and the press, he said.
“We support the right to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression, and we encourage Peruvians to voice their grievances through peaceful protest and democratic channels,” Price added.
He also asked officials to “protect the democratic stability” of the country, noting that the Peruvian people “deserve democratic institutions that follow the constitution.”
Boluiarte assumed Peru’s presidency last Wednesday after Congress dismissed Castillo and ordered the shutdown of parliament and announced the formation of an emergency government, the convening of a Constituent Assembly and the restructuring of the justice system.
The political crisis has led to an outbreak of social protests in the country, especially in the southern region, where seven people have died so far, while groups of protesters demand the resignation of Boluaarte, the closure of Congress and the calling of new elections. are doing.