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Here what is there is a sense of patriotism to defeat corruption: President Duque

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Bogotá D.C.
30 Aug 2018
  • Promote anticorruption projects presented to Congress by the Government, the Prosecutor and the Procurator, the first conclusion of the six-hour meeting led by President Iván Duque at the Casa de Nariño, with the participation of the committee promoting the Anticorruption Consultation, the parties politicians and control agencies.
  • Likewise, it was agreed to present to the Legislative another four projects of law corresponding to the same number of points included in the Anticorruption Consultation last Sunday.
  • Finally, it was agreed to set up a technical table that will be coordinated by the Minister of the Interior, Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez, where all the political parties will have a representative.
  • The idea is to work in the coming days, with a lot of speed, "to have agreed on the texts of all the initiatives" that enter this technical table.
  • Additionally, this anti-corruption package will be processed urgently, with a view to handing over to Colombians, in December, "the news of having carried out all these projects of law," said the Head of State.

 "Here there are no vanities, here what is there, is a sense of patriotism of all to contribute to that great effort that is to defeat corruption and I think that today we have advanced a lot so that this legislative package gives Colombians great joy."

This was stated by the President of the Republic, Iván Duque Márquez, at the end of the six-hour meeting at the Casa de Nariño, which included the participation of promoters of the Anticorruption Consultation, heads of control bodies and presidents and spokesmen of the political parties, during which a joint strategy was agreed upon to combat the scourge of corruption.

Considering that much progress was made in this day in trying to give a positive message to Colombians, the Head of State said that it was agreed to give a boost to the anti-corruption projects presented by the National Government, the Attorney General and the Attorney General of the Nation.

In this regard, the President recalled that the legislative package set by the National Government, "there are three initiatives that are consistent with what was presented in the consultation."

Additionally -he added-, "there are going to be four other projects that correspond to what was included in the Anticorruption Consultation last Sunday."

As a third point, the Head of State announced that a technical panel will be set up, coordinated by the Minister of the Interior, Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez, and where all the political parties will have a representative.

According to the President, the idea is to work in the coming days, with a lot of speed, "to have agreed on the texts of all the initiatives" that come into the technical table.

In this regard, he explained that the purpose is "to give an urgent process to all this large anti-corruption package and that we can, in the coming months and towards the end of this legislative period in the month of December, give Colombians the news to have brought forward all these bills. "

In this regard, he explained that the purpose is "to give an urgent process to all this large anti-corruption package and that we can, in the coming months and towards the end of this legislative period in the month of December, give Colombians the news to have brought forward all these projects of law."

"I celebrate all the disposition of the parties in the night today, celebrated the good disposition also of all the members of the promoter committee, whom I congratulated," said the President.

 Likewise, he extended his congratulations to "the Colombians who expressed themselves in the ballot box and who have clearly told Colombia and the world: we do not want more corruption."

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