Peru supports the Organization of American States (OAS)'s efforts toward stabilizing the situation in Honduras and backs the "San Jose Agreement" aimed at seeking a peaceful settlement of the political crisis in Honduras, President Alan Garcia said on Wednesday.
During a meeting with ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, Garcia said the Peruvian government would only support a government with democratic institutions, and expressed the hope that actions taken by the OAS would help Honduras to restore democratic order at an early date.
The best way for a peaceful resolution of the crisis is that the OAS acts to urge the rival sides in Honduras to implement the "San Jose Agreement", Peruvian Foreign Minister Jose Garcia Belaunde told media before the meeting.
In his "San Jose Agreement," a compromise proposal drafted on July 22, Costa Rican President Oscar Arias proposes that Zelaya be allowed back into the country to form a government of national unity and reconciliation, while granting a political amnesty to those who carried out the coup.
Zelaya has rejected the plan. And the current Honduran de-facto President Roberto Micheletti has sent the plan to the National Congress for review.
Zelaya, who was ousted in a coup on June 28, arrived in Lima on Tuesday to seek support from the Peruvian government for his efforts to restore his presidency.