Chile: Piñera called the students to meet next Tuesday
Chile, Ausugt 28, 2011
Today, the president of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, called the students that have been doing strikes for three months to meet next Tuesday at the Palacio de La Moneda, to seek solutions and unlock the conflict.
“I ask and call to attend a dialogue that we must do with our positions and convictions, but with goodwill and a spirit of solving the problem rather than aggravating it” Pinera said.
On Saturday night, the Confederation of Students of Chile (CONFECH) agreed to accept the invitation to dialogue, but said they expect a response to the twelve points raised by the student movement.
Piñera also said “the proposal seeks to build bridges that bring us closer to solutions rather than building walls that follow us apart”.
“There have passed more than three months of demonstrations, strikes, hunger strikes that have managed to put the issue of education in the center of the debate” acknowledged the Chilean president. Students call for a reform in the education system and the end of profit with this human right in the country”.