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Peru: President Castillo Appoints New Foreign Affairs Minister

  •  President Castillo congratulates new appointed FA Minister in Lima, Peru, Aug. 20, 2021.

    President Castillo congratulates new appointed FA Minister in Lima, Peru, Aug. 20, 2021. | Photo: Twitter/ @Agencia_Andina

Published 21 August 2021 (6 hours 24 minutes ago)
Opinion

He advanced nothing about his first steps as Foreign Affairs Minister, arguing he must know everything going on before taking any action.

On Friday night, Peru's Foreign Affairs Minister Oscar Maurtua swore in before President Pedro Castillo, who appointed him after the resignation of Hector Bejar on Aug. 17.

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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.

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.

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