Peru has set an example by not negotiating with terrorists, says Uribe

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On Tuesday, former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe highlighted Peru’s ability to balance investment and social integration, and also commended the country for refusing to negotiate with terrorists.

The former president said he objected to the Colombian government’s decision to initiate peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (known by their Spanish-language initials FARC).

According to El Comercio, Uribe said the talks could provide terrorists, drug traffickers, and kidnappers with impunity for their crimes.

"Peru’s consistent position of not negotiating with terrorism […] expressed by the president of Peru, is a great example for all our countries," Uribe was quoted as saying by El Comercio.

The former president – who is currently in Peru, in order to attend a series of lectures on public safety, organized by the Regional Government of Callao – also highlighted Peru’s progress in reaching a balance between investment and the state’s public policies.

>Earlier this month Peruvian President Ollanta Humala said terrorism in Peru was not over, and stressed that >his government would continue to fight terrorist remnants.

During his speech Humala said the government had ruled out starting a negotiating process with the Shining Path, similar to the one Colombia had carried out with the FARC.

“Here, we will fight them, and rest assured that we will beat them,” Humala said.
 

 

Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe highlighted Peru’s ability to balance investment and social integration, and also commended the country for refusing to negotiate with terrorists.

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