I am pleased to address you on the occasion of the 193thanniversary of our Independence, day when we pay homage to the effort and sacrifice of our heroes and precursors. The date serves as opportunity to renew our commitment to democracy, social integration, freedom and peace, which are prerequisites for progress on the road to full human and social development.
In this respect there has to be highlighted the role of Peruvians resident abroad, since they are the main characters and fundamental elementsfor national development goals. Day by day our countrymen achieve an enormous effort to strengthen the companies that host them, while making great sacrifices to help improve the living standards of families and communities.
To do this, I take advantage of this opportunity to encourage you to continue to make the greatest efforts in order to advance the improvement and always keep the root and the link with Peru, where your memory and presence, despite the distance, remain with us and serve as a permanent encouragement.
You have the assurance that the Government of Peru will seek to continue development of policies of promotion, support and protection, and for continuous improvement of consular services in order to safeguard your rights and constantly help you integrate in countries where you live.
On this so special day, I wish to thank you for preserving and spreading our culture and values abroad and at the same time, to reiterate Peruvian State commitment to tyou.
Happy National Holidays!
Long live Peru!