The Paraguayan president distances himself from condemning Israel

The Paraguayan president distances himself from condemning Israel

When asked by Prensa Latina, Peña recalled the painful history of wars that Paraguay had experienced in the past, with the losses at that time being due to the “fratricidal war” waged against the country by Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay.

“The loss of a human life is not justified, but we also deplore the inefficiency of the multilateral system of nations, the veto power and the lack of resolutions (in the United Nations) that contribute to resolving a conflict,” Peña concluded.

However, given the figure published this Thursday of more than 30,000 deaths in Gaza, more than half of them children, and the lack of medical care, food and water, the leader of the Guaraní nation limited himself to criticism of the “war conflicts”. “”.

Regarding Paraguay's 66-year-old preferential relations with Taiwan, he told Prensa Latina that they do not in any way hinder relations with China, “which is a large supplier of producers and also a large buyer of soybeans.”

On the other hand, Peña, who took power in August 2023, explained the South American country's potential for Spanish companies in sectors such as agriculture, infrastructure, renewable energy, textile sector or forestry.

He reiterated the fact that Paraguay is a country of water, land and renewable energy, with proximity to countries like Brazil and access to a Mercosur market of 360 million people.

He insisted on guarantees that would make the country more attractive, such as political and economic stability, a low-risk geological location and renewable energy at competitive prices.

On his first official visit to Spain since his

After taking office in 2023, Peña was received at the Moncloa complex by Spanish President Pedro Sánchez.

Sánchez promised Peña to develop a new country partnership framework to replace the current one, to be completed in 2023, to define the new development cooperation program.

He recalled the 40 years of Spanish cooperation in Paraguay and the outstanding role that companies from the Iberian country play in the economic growth of the South American country.

Spain is the fifth largest investor in Paraguayan soil in the world, and Sánchez added the desire to increase investments through sustainable and inclusive public projects that offer great opportunities for Spanish companies and benefits for the Paraguayan population.

In addition, he was honored by King Felipe VI. received and spoke with the employers of the main Spanish companies on the market.

The Paraguayan President also met with the head of the Ibero-American General Secretariat (Segib), Andrés Allamand, to strengthen and deepen relations between the two parties.

The Segib recalled that Paraguay's commitment to Ibero-America is reflected in its direct participation in 24 of the 30 programs, initiatives and assigned cooperation programs.

President Peña also exchanged views with the Alianza por Iberoamérica Business Council (CEAPI) with its chair Núria Vilanova as well as the association's partners and guests.