translated from Spanish: Piñera referred to demonstrations in Chile after his arrival in Uruguay: «We have to unite against violence»

On Sunday morning, President Sebastián Piñera arrived in Uruguay to participate in the change of command, where Tabaré Vásquez will give his position to Luis Lacalle Pou. It is the first trip of the Representative abroad since October 18. Upon his arrival, the Representative addressed the importance of the union and communication between the Representatives of the different countries of the region. On the other hand, he was consulted about his journey in the midst of the social crisis, emphasizing the plans that are expected to be fulfilled in March. «I’m sure the vast majority of Chileans want peace (…) The government’s agenda in March is to re-establish public order (…) we hope that political forces will support us in this mission,» he said. On the other hand, he reiterated that a distinction should be made between peaceful demonstrations and violent actions. «All Chileans have to unite against violence. And of course peaceful demonstrations are welcome.» In this way, it is peared that during his stay in Uruguay, which will last until the last hour of this Sunday afternoon, he hopes that a meeting can take place with the President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro. According to Government sources, official activities also included a meeting with the King of Spain, Felipe VI, and later met his Colombia peer, Ivan Duque, awarded 24 Hours. And finally, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, another meeting was scheduled with Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benitez. Whereas at 4:30 p.m. the official command change ceremony would take place.



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