Lima, October 18, 2015
On the occasion of October 18th, the “Day of Peruvians residing abroad,” it gives me great pleasure to convey, on behalf of President of the Republic and the Ministry of External Relations, our cordial and affectionate greetings and gratitude for the valuable every day support, you bring to our country and societies that you host, in addition to the important work of spreading cultural values and promote the image of Peru.
Rest assured that your great effort ambitions us as a Government, to deepen those activities oriented towards the continuous development of policies to promote, support and protect, and to the continuous improvement of consular services in order to safeguard your rights and to contribute to their proper insertion in the countries where you live.
In this context, allow me to point out that through institutional mechanisms such as the IntersectorialWorking Table for Migration Management, are coordinated the activities aimed at promoting the signing of bilateral and multilateral agreements on migration, social security, fight against trafficking, seeking to strengthen their effective implementation for the benefit of each of you.
Also, I am pleased to let you know that recently was published the Supreme Decree 050-2012-RE initiating theModernization Process of the Administration of the Ministry of Foreign Relations, the same that includes strengthening our consular network infrastructure and the best systematization of its processes in order to offer quality services, protection and assistance to those compatriots who need them.
On the other hand, due to the merit of thesolidary support of our nationals, resident abroad, the Chancellery established a few years ago a mechanism for the recognition of Peruvians who have shown support through social activities in the benefit of compatriots or of those directed towards strengthening and union of Peruvian community abroad. In this regard, this year were selected ten (10) fellow residents in the cities Amsterdam, Asunción, Quito, Bern, Rome, Santiago, Los Ángeles and Dallaspara, who reflects the gratitude of the State of Peru to the whole Peruvian community living outside the country.
Gratitude to those remarkable Peruvians is the mirroring of the important respect that these people have earned from their community while maintaining the essence of mutual and collective support that characterizes us. In this regard, I must say that the very associations and advisory councils were those who, rightly, have proposed them.
There is renewed the promise of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to continue to deepen the activities aimed at providing the best services to reinforcing ties with Peru and to promote social integration of our compatriots in host countries.
Best wishes of prosperity for you and your families on this day of great significance for all Peruvians.
ANA MARÍA SÁNCHEZ DE RÍOS
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Peru