AMERICA/EL SALVADOR - Cardinal Rosa Chávez: Dialogue strengthens democracy in the Country

Wednesday, 4 August 2021 politics   development   ngo   democracy  


San Salvador (Agenzia Fides) - The government led by President Nayib Bukele continues to receive compliments and words of encouragement for dialogue with civil society organizations. Among the favorable voices is that of His Eminence Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chávez, Auxiliary Bishop of San Salvador.
On Sunday, August 1, the Cardinal stressed that bringing civil society organizations closer to the government through dialogue would help strengthen democracy in the country.
The Cardinal made explicit reference to last week's meeting at the Presidential House between NGOs and President Nayib Bukele. Cardinal Rosa Chávez recalled that this process "is part of democracy so that we can all express ourselves freely without fear of being attacked: it is something fundamental that is part of a vision for the country".
The meeting with NGOs, called to clarify a number of points regarding "democracy and transparency", enabled them to express their concerns regarding President Bukele's policies, in particular the repressive actions against various economic and social sectors of the country, which have caused concern both nationally and internationally.
The representative of the Catholic Church underlined that the initiation of the dialogue will allow the nation to embark on the right path to reach agreements for the good of all. (CE) (Agenzia Fides, 4/8/2021)