Earlier today, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Ricardo Luna, participated as a speaker at a round table organized by the Inter-American Dialogue, an institution with more than 30 years of experience in issues of democratic governance, prosperity, and social equality in Latin-America and the Caribbean.
During his presentation, Ambassador Luna referenced the political situation in Peru and its promising economic and financial panorama. He also stressed the urgent need to stop the corruption that plagues the region which is a constant threat to the democratic values, the legal institutions and economic development of Latin-American countries. Ambassador Luna pointed out that the VIII Summit of the Americas, which will take place in Peru from the 23rd to the 25th of March of 2018, will focus on the fight against corruption. In that regard, the Peruvian Minister of Foreign Affairs brought-up the possibility of the creation of an Inter-American Court against corruption.
This dialogue generated a fluid and intense exchange of ideas and debate on the political and economic situation in Venezuela in response to the OAS’s Meeting of Consultation of Ministers of Foreign Affairs which took place today in Washington, D.C.
The event was attended by officials from the State Department and congress; representatives from international organizations, such as the OAS and the IDB; educational forums, such as the Council of the Americas, National Endowment for Democracy, WOLA, Center for Justice and International Law, and Human Rights Watch; scholars, law firms, and representatives from the private sector interested in the fight against corruption.