Former Colombian president was fascinated by the levels of security, kindness and friendliness of the Yucatecan people

The former president of Colombia, winner of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate said that during his stay in the state, he was able to experience and prove Mérida’s great hospitality.

The former president of Colombia and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Juan Manuel Santos, highlighted the warmth of the Yucatecans, the security of the state and the great hospitality of the Government of Mauricio Vila Dosal during his stay in Yucatán for the 17th of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.

The former Colombian president said he was pleased to have participated in this edition of the Summit, because Yucatan is a state that stands out worldwide for many reasons, such as its safety and the kindness of its people, who made him feel right at home, thanks to the kind attention which he received from the first moment he set foot on Yucatecan territory.

“Those of us who have participated in this Summit have felt at home,” he said.

Juan Manuel Santos shaking hands with governor Mauricio Vila (Photo: La Verdad)

Santos, who was recognized with the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for his constant efforts to end the civil war that went on for more than 50 years in Colombia, said that all those who had the opportunity to attend this important Summit, take with them valuable experiences as well as the pride and joy of having been in Mexico’s safest state, full of fantastic cultural and natural attractions.

He said that Yucatan has a great tourist potential that is being properly exploited, so he wished our state for the greatest success and a magnificent future.

“I want to personally thank the Governor and the people who made this possible, we will undoubtedly carry Yucatan in our hearts for a long time and this will motivate us to return,” he concluded.

Juan Manuel Santos was one of the 30 Nobel Peace Prizes that made up the historic list of laureates attending the World Summit, who designated Yucatan as a State of Peace.

The Yucatan Times Newsroom



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