After the ceremony, Maurtua spoke to the Media and assured all journalists would find the door open at his ministry since he was willing to collaborate to solve the most urgent problems of the South American country.
Besides saying he accepted the post since the proposition came from Castillo's democratic government, Maurtua did not advance anything about his first steps as Foreign Affairs Minister, arguing he must be aware of everything going on before taking any action.
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Until his appointment, Maurtua was the President of the Peruvian Society of International Law, a member of the Foreign Affairs Special Committee of Lima Bar Association, and a member of the Presidential Council of the Judiciary.
The minister is a lawyer and experienced diplomat who was ambassador to Canada, Bolivia, Thailand, and Ecuador between 1985 and 2002. Later, from Aug, 2005 to July, 2006, he also served as Foreign Affairs Minister during Alejandro Toledo's administration.
Maurtua has been investigated due to his links to some corruption cases, but nothing has been proved to him so far.