Guatemala City, by Yuliza Muñoz -AGN- The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mario Búcaro, reaffirmed the Guatemalan Government’s commitment to uphold democracy at the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States -OAS-.
Minister Búcaro conveyed President Alejandro Giammattei’s administration’s commitment to democracy, stating, “I participate before you, for the tenth time, to reaffirm the commitment of the State of Guatemala to the democratic values enshrined in the Political Constitution of the Republic and the OAS charter.”
In his speech, Foreign Minister Búcaro mentioned the visit of the OAS mission to Guatemala, aimed at understanding the transition process and the applied methodology. This visit demonstrates the Executive’s commitment to democracy and the alternation of power. He highlighted the Government’s request for OAS oversight for the last few months and how various complex situations have been resolved through the nation’s legal system.
Sir Ronald Sanders, President of the OAS Permanent Council, led the Observer mission that recently visited Guatemala. OAS Secretary-General Luis Almagro and the organization’s representative in Guatemala, Diego Paz, also participated in the delegation.
Before the OAS Permanent Council, Minister Búcaro underscored, “Guatemala is a sovereign, independent country, proud of its democratic institutions, which are perfectible but effective.”
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Minister Búcaro described the government’s approach to ensuring transparency and a peaceful environment. He stated, “In the face of our internal challenges, Guatemala decided to take a transparent approach with the international community, consistently sharing actions that have promoted the ability to guarantee all Guatemalans peace, the alternation of power, and strict respect for the rule of law.”
At the end of his address, Foreign Minister Búcaro received commendations from Sir Ronald Sanders. The President of the Council highlighted the Guatemalan official’s commitment and interest in representing his country in the organization.