The mayors of Tacna and Arica commit their cities to a culture of peace and integration [Peru and Chile]
an article by Andina, The News Agency of Peru
The mayors of Tacna and Arica, Fidel Carita and Salvador
Urrutia, committed their cities to promoting a culture of peace
and strengthening the integration of the population of both
Peruvian and Chilean localities respectively.
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Their commitment was ratified under the so-called "Binational
Meeting of Integration on the Line of the Tacna-Arica Concord
of 2014," celebrated with the participation of 30
neighborhood councils in both cities.
The meeting was sponsored by the municipalities of Tacna
and Arica in the framework of the Committee on Border
Integration and Development Peru-Chile (ICDC).
During the activity, Mayors Carita and Urrutia, along with
other authorities, came from their respective border
complexes to the esplanade at the foot of Christ's Sacred
Heart of Peace, where they participated in the official
ceremony, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru.
The Committee on
Border Integration and Development Peru Chile, created
in 2012, is a bilateral forum to discuss matters of common
interest in the border area, aiming to promote sustainable
economic and social development through integration and
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