HIghway news: Representatives of warring municipalities meet and shake hands

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Governor Salomón Jara led a historic meeting Monday with municipal and communal authorities of San Vicente Coatlán and Villa Sola de Vega, who exchanged Letters of Intent for Lasting Peace as part of the dialogue that might allow progress at the Puerto Escondido-Oaxaca highway construction site.

In what was described as an open and frank dialogue between brother towns, the municipal and communal authorities shook hands and agreed to continue working until a definitive solution to the land conflict, which has been going on for 50 years, can be reached.

Speaking before the governor, they stated their desire to achieve reconciliation between both towns “because no one wants violence or confrontation anymore.”

Jara remarked that his administration will visit Sola de Vega to contribute to the dialogue between both parties, aiding the respective communal assemblies in reaching a resolution. Ending the conflict, he said, would lead to social development and economic growth through completion of the highway.

He called on the representatives from both towns to explain to their assemblies the importance of the opportunity, acknowledging at the same time their willingness to talk to each other and for matters to go in the right direction.

During the meeting, held in Oaxaca city, state officials said the needs of both municipalities will be addressed, and that the administration’s efforts toward dialogue will be ongoing in order to achieve a lasting peace that will allow the transformation of marginalization and poverty into conditions that promote economic and social development.

With reports from GPS Noticias


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