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Peru's president calls for unity on Independence Day

07-30-2012 11:34 BJT

LIMA, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Peruvian President Ollanta Humala called here Sunday for unity to overcome difficulties facing Peru during celebrations marking the country's 191st anniversary of independence.

"Happy day for all the Peruvians. I wish the country's unity for the benefit of all," Humala said in a address to the nation at the Congress building on the last day of celebrations.

Humala said he would fulfill all the plans and programs set for his term's second year to eliminate poverty and defuse conflicts over mining.

"The conflicts of today worry all Peruvians. We need to overcome this culture of conflict," Humala said, referring to frequent disputes nationwide over natural resources.

The celebrations ended with a military parade in the downtown of Lima, the Peruvian capital.

Troops and cadets from Peru's army, navy and air force took part in the military parade in uniforms.

Representatives of firefighters, police officers and farmers also participated in the march.

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