Lima (EFE).- The Foreign Minister of Peru, Ana Cecilia Gervasi, will travel to the United States on Monday to meet “with high authorities” of the Government of that country, with the aim of “developing and strengthening the bilateral relationship,” she reported this Sunday a decree published in the bulletin of legal norms.
Gervasi will visit Washington this Monday and Tuesday to talk about areas such as the development of the High-Level Bilateral Dialogue and to participate in work meetings “that will allow for closer ties and greater contact with authorities from the United States of America and representatives of the private sector in that country”.
The Peruvian Executive pointed out that the foreign minister’s participation in these meetings “constitutes of national interest” and reported that during her absence, the Minister of Justice and Human Rights, José Tello, will be in charge of her office.
The resolution was published in the official newspaper El Peruano with the signatures of President Dina Boluarte, the President of the Council of Ministers, Alberto Otárola, and Gervasi herself.
Differences with other countries
The foreign minister participated last week in the VII Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) that was held in Buenos Aires, where she questioned that “some governments, from particularly close countries, have not accompanied Peru in this difficult institutional situation » that it faces, alluding to the serious political and social crisis that has left 65 dead since December.
Gervasi said that these countries, which he did not identify, have “prioritized ideological affinity, unequivocal support for the rule of law and constitutional succession,” referring to the inauguration of then-Vice President Boluarte on December 7. , replacing Pedro Castillo, dismissed by Congress after attempting a coup.
The Government of Peru withdrew its ambassadors in Mexico and Honduras after the rulers of those countries criticized the repression of anti-government demonstrations, and has also protested statements by the presidents of Colombia, Bolivia and Chile, which it considered an interference in internal affairs.
Last Thursday, the United States ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Francisco Mora, assured that his country “is committed to supporting the Peruvian government, not only in dialogue, but also in supporting and making sure that investigations are carried out.” » the deaths registered in the protests.
Boluarte spoke before the OAS on Tuesday, virtually, where he ratified his proposal to advance the Peruvian general elections, as a way to achieve a “peaceful” solution to the serious crisis unleashed since last December.