Peru requested that the spill case be scheduled at the OAS Permanent Council | News

Peru requested that the issue of the oil spill that occurred in the Ventanilla Sea by Repsol be presented at the next session of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS), in order to see it in depth, announced the Permanent Representative of Peru to this organization, Harold Forsyth.

“In order to put an issue on the agenda, time is required and it cannot be dealt with in the required depth, and for this we ask that it be scheduled for the next meeting or for any extraordinary meeting, but because it is such a serious matter as such a great historical event for our country and collectively affecting all, the Organization of States America, as the highest political body in the Americas, cannot remain on the sidelines.”

In this sense, I am confident that in the next few days we can make an official announcement of the regional organization.

Forsyth noted that before the spill on the coast of Peru, there was already a statement from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), because what happened affects the rights of people, because we are talking about a disaster that is not. Natural, but “due to human error and negligence on the part of the company.”

“Because of the impact of people getting products from the sea, on the product that attracts a lot of interest to Peruvians, as well as the serious impact on workers who live off artisanal fishing and their families, we’re talking about thousands of people,” she said.

Likewise, he specified that the support of the Spanish government is important to cooperate in redressing what happened, as well as the support of other countries and multilateral organizations such as the United Nations and Repsol itself.

(end) jcc / jcr


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Publication date: 2/3/2022

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