the Chile’s Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs, Gloria de la Fuenteheld this Thursday Peruvian ambassador In his country to express his displeasure after the controversial remarks of the Peruvian mayor, in a frame migration crisis that crosses both countries.
The mayor of the Peruvian city of Tacna, located on the border with Chile, spoke in an interview with the series CNN on wave of immigrants who are trying to cross into Peru through its southern border, claiming that “We cannot allow someone as irresponsible and irresponsible as its president (Chilean Gabriel Boric) to take problems to the border, we must not allow that“.
After these statements, Chile issued a statement explaining that it had recalled the Peruvian ambassador: “The Undersecretary highlighted the constant willingness of the Government of Chile to work together to find a solution to a problem migration crisis which currently mainly affects the cities of Arica and Tacna (Chilean and Peruvian cities, respectively), confirming the will to continue working, within the framework of respect, in order to strengthen the permanent bonds of friendship and cooperation between the two brotherly countries.
After a brief period , Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs He reported that he had also summoned the Chilean ambassador to “Express your protest at the lack of cooperation of the Chilean police authoritiesOn the border in recent days.
Peru confirmed, in a statement, that it had held regular meetings last week to try to find a common solution to the migratory crisis on its borders, but that it considers that. Chile is not fulfilling its share of the responsibility in stopping people trying to cross the border north.
Last Wednesday, the President of Peru, Dina PolwartAnd Declare the militarization of the border and declare a state of emergency In some of its departments, including Tacna, to deal with the large number of migrants who have tried to cross into their country in recent weeks.
The majority will be Venezuelan nationals returning home on foot and who have stayed at the southern border with Peru for at least two weeks. According to Peruvian media statistics, there will be hundreds of people.
On the same Thursday, dozens of them managed to escape across the border, taking advantage of the blockade of the forces patrolling the area. It will be a group of about 80 people, according to the portal RPP Newsand among them are people of all ages, including children.
(With information from Europa Press)