United Nations, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) highlighted today its role as a regional mechanism in preventing conflicts and promoting peaceful resolution of controversies.
“We, South Americans, relieve in own intraregional solutions as the first option, said Foreign Minister of Peru, Edda Rivas, speaking on behalf of UNASUR in an open debate of the Security Council.
Rivas ratified UNASUR’s backing of the peace process between the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) and the support of several
countries to that process, particularly Venezuela, Chile and Cuba.
“It is a historical opportunity that benefits from the environment of cooperation and dialogue prevailing in South America,” said Rivas, who estimated
that the success of the peace process will have a broad-ranging significance for Colombia and for the whole South American region.
The open debate within the Security Council was called by Argentina to discuss the issue of cooperation among regional organizations to keeping peace