Guatemala City, by Brenda Larios -AGN- President Alejandro Giammattei met with representatives from the Organization of American States -OAS-.
President Giammattei requested their presence to assist in potential mediation actions and in the national dialogue that the Guatemalan government prioritizes amid the current situation in the country.
According to the Government of Guatemala: “During the meeting, the authorities reiterated President Giammattei’s and the government’s general concerns about vandalism. And the illegal acts encouraged by some political actors under the pretext of the demonstrations.”
Diego Paz Bustamante, OAS Ambassador to Guatemala, and the members of the Presidential Transition Commission participated in the meeting.
President Giammattei also reiterated the government’s commitment to privilege national dialogue and promote actions for the unity of Guatemalans.
Last Saturday, the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, confirmed that a mediation and dialogue mission had been appointed in Guatemala as part of the government’s request to initiate a dialogue process.
This is due to the various protests that have taken place nationwide.
The OAS sent a letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to confirm the appointment of the professionals integrating this mission.
The Minister of the Interior, David Napoleón Barrientos, reiterated the commitment to comply with the legal regime to preserve peace, public order, and protect citizens and their property.
The information shows that vulnerable people, including children, women, and older adults, have been coerced to participate, exposing their lives to the roadblocks.