Petro will not participate in the pension dispute at the Asofundos Congress (president of Asofondos) declared this in the framework of the FIAP International Congress. apologized for his absence and stated that the presidential candidates of all parties will be participating in the pension debate in Cartagena on the Friday.

The president of Asofondos stated that “we are the ones to ask him to come and to join us” and that he was not in the room since the best place to discuss pension issues is this Congress.

Montenegro recalls that in 1998, he worked as a politician alongside Gustavo Petro, candidate of Historic Pact. said they had a wonderful working relationship.

“When petro gustavo resigned from National Planning he (Petro) issued a statement in public in which he said that it was a regretful decision. He then emphasized that I was among the best in the government of Alvaro Uribe. called him to thank him.”