Peruvian president Ollanta Humala said that the Union of South American Nations, Unasur, is far more dynamic that the Organization of American States, OAS, and sets the pace for resolving conflicts in the region.
“What we have at Unasur is a block of South American nations which nowadays has shown greater dynamics than OAS, particularly for the resolution of conflicts, and where it has set the way for example in the recent case of Paraguay”, said the Peruvian leader.
Humala said that the strength of the block was clearly seen in the participation of Unasur in the Paraguayan democratic process normalization, where last June following the removal by Congress of Fernando Lugo from the presidency, up to then Vice-president Federico Franco then took office.
The president said that the Peruvian contribution to Unasur, the presidency of which is currently held by Lima, is to have Mercosur and the Community of Andean Nations, CAN, work closely and jointly.
According to the Peruvian press the government of President Humala will be proposing that closer coordination at the next Unasur summit which is to be held in Lima.
Arguing in favour of Peruvian foreign policy, Humala said that his government wants to expose the potential of the country for investment and therefore actively participates in all regional and global economic and trade blocks.
“Peru has a foreign policy of giving value to Peru, to have Peru in the showcase of the world with all its potential to receive investments, to develop tourism, to supply the world with commodities”, underlined the Peruvian president.