Updated on 09/19/2021 08:23 pm
The president of Perumin, Claudia Cooper, indicated that the mining companies are willing to maintain a dialogue with the government to discuss tax issues.
“Absolutely, that is the idea of the event heading to Perumin that we are going to have this week. We have to start respecting each other as Peruvians: communities, politicians, companies, and vice versa “Cooper said when asked if they are willing to have this conversation.
“How many resources must the mining companies leave behind?” It’s something we can discuss. What we cannot discuss is the need we have as Peruvians to extract them in the most efficient way possible, taking care of the population that is around them and taking care of the environmental issue “He added in dialogue with the Political Agenda program.
The former Minister of Economy and Finance explained that Peru is an attractive destination for mining investments, but that these must extract resources in the most efficient way to finance the country’s development.
He stated that mining cannot be stopped, but it is necessary to start discussing and negotiating how much money can be generated from mining activity and the distribution model of these resources.
“If we do not start to have that discussion, to respect each other and to create some minimum of consensus, we will probably end up using suboptimal or non-use of resources in the long term”Cooper pointed out.