lime / 27.07.2021 21:07:28
Peruvian President-elect Pedro Castillo held bilateral meetings with the King of Spain, Felipe VI, the special envoy of US President Joe Biden and the President of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, who are in Lima to attend his inauguration on July 28.
– Pedro Castillo Terrones (@PedroCastilloTe) July 28, 2021
“We had a pleasant meeting with King Felipe VI of Spain. We talked about the cultural ties of both countries and about the strengthening of our ties of friendship,” Castillo said through his Twitter account.
The Spanish monarch and the leftist rural teacher met for about an hour at the Lima Convention Center. The vice president-elect, Dina boluarte, also participated in the meeting.
Castillo also received during the day the Secretary of Education of the United States, Miguel Cardona, who represents President Joe Biden at the planned ceremonies. The next Peruvian ruler had started his bilateral meetings by receiving the president of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso.
“Fruitful meeting where we talked about regional integration, the pandemic, respect for Human Rights and the strengthening of democracy,” Castillo tweeted.
First bilateral meeting with the president-elect @PedroCastillo. We reiterate our commitment to work together for the well-being of the inhabitants of our countries. Ecuador and Peru will strengthen their relations, always acting within a framework of cooperation. ???????????????????? pic.twitter.com/6R2nkmooCY
– Guillermo Lasso (@LassoGuillermo) July 27, 2021
In their meetings, Castillo wore a blue coat and the traditional high-top hat, which he used in campaign and characteristic of his Cajamarca region. its inauguration will take place this Wednesday in which Peru commemorates the bicentennial of its independence from Spain, proclaimed on July 28, 1821.
The swearing in will be attended by half a dozen leaders, including the Bolivian Luis Arce, the Argentine Alberto Fernandez and the Chilean Sebastián Piñera. On the part of Mexico, the presence of Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard is contemplated.
Castillo will travel to the Andean city of Ayacucho on Thursday for a symbolic inauguration in the Pampa de la Quinua, scene of the battle of Ayacucho, on December 9, 1824, which sealed the independence of Peru and the rest of America.
The rural teacher was proclaimed eight days ago as president-elect by the electoral jury, which took a month and a half to review vote challenges and appeals before declaring him the winner of the June 6 ballot against the right-wing Keiko Fujimori.