Peru’s President Garcia supports military intervention in Libya



Peru president Alan García. (Photo: USI)

Peruvian president Alan García applauded the military intervention in Libya yesterday and stated that “it is demonstrating that international law is fundamental to the coexistence of peoples.”

“We salute the United Nations and the governments of the United States, France, and Great Britain, who have gone to the aid of the Libyan people,” García said.

He said that there should be no hesitation in confronting “dictators that remain in office indefinitely, using re-election to govern for decades contrary to the will of the people.”

García recalled that Peru was the first country to sever diplomatic relations with the Libyan government and that the country had also proposed a no-fly zone to the UN in order to protect civilians in Libya.