3,000 Public Security agents deployed to shield the city of Merida during the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates will be attended by 30 confirmed laureates; the attendance of more than 3,500 people is also expected in Mérida during the next 5 days.

Therefore, more than 3 thousand agents of the Ministry of Public Security (SSP) will be deployed to shield the city of Merida during the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, for the safety of all attendees.

Greater surveillance is expected in the streets around the International Congress Center (CIC), which includes the partial closure of some streets during the inauguration and the “Yucatán for Peace” Ricky Martin concert.

In this regard, the Secretary General of Government, María Fritz said that this operation was designed to cause the least possible number of inconvenience to citizens by stating that, due to its great importance, this event will bring great benefits to the state in terms of economic impact.

Meanwhile, Commander Luis Felipe Saidén Ojeda, head of the SSP, informed that a road safety operation will be implemented every day of the event in the so-called “Mérida Hotel Zone”.

The Secretary of Tourism Development Michelle Fridman, recalled that the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates will have the participation of 30 confirmed laureates, a historical figure that has been given thanks to the interest and attraction that Yucatan has aroused internationally, in addition to the assistance of more than 3,500 people.

“We are talking about an event of great magnitude that has been carried out in other cities such as Paris, France and Rome, Italy, and now that Mérida, Yucatan has raised its hand to house it, the “White City”is now on the eyes of the world,” Fridman said.

Michelle Fridman, María Fritz and Commander Luis Felipe Saidén Ojeda (Photo: YAM)

Fridman also stated that 30 laureates have been confirmed, including: Lech Walesa, former president of Poland; Juan Manuel Santos, former president of Colombia; Frederik Willem de Klerk, former president of South Africa; José Ramos-Horta, former president of East Timor; as well as activists Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Jody Williams; Lord David Trimble; Shirin Ebadi, Tawakkol Karman, Leymah Gbowee and Kailash Satyarthi.

The program starts on Thursday September 19th with the official inauguration presided by the State Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal (to which Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard is also expected to attend).

It is also estimated that president Andrés Manuel López Obrador will arrive to the state on Thursday September 19th, during the afternoon to have a private dinner with local authorities and laureates; subsequently, he will tour the state of Yucatan, where he will be visiting community hospitals.

The Yucatan Times Newsroom



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