Peruvian Defense attachés to support the organization of general elections abroad

Photo: ANDINA/Ministry of Defense of Peru

Photo: ANDINA/Ministry of Defense of Peru

10:09 | Lima, Jan. 22.

In order to represent the Republic of Peru and its Armed Forces abroad, 51 members of military institutions will depart on a diplomatic mission, as Defense attachés, to Peruvian embassies in other nations starting February 1.

The farewell ceremony was held virtually and attended by Ministers Nuria Esparch (Defense) and Elizabeth Astete (Foreign Affairs).

"You will be part of the network of 120 Armed Forces members who are deployed in 22 countries. Through the approach to local authorities, this network constitutes a powerful tool to build friendly relations with the Armed Forces of the countries to which you are accredited," Esparch expressed.

The military personnel deployed to the attaché offices is made up of 35 officers and 16 technicians from the Army, Navy, and Air Force, who will depart to 16 countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Panama, Spain, the United States, and United Kingdom.

The government official underlined that the role of attachés consists of the following dimensions: each of them will wear the uniform of his/her institution and represent the Peruvian Defense Ministry. Besides, their performances will project the image of the South American country overseas.
In addition, the Cabinet member expressed confidence that these representatives will support the consular missions abroad in organizing the electoral process scheduled for April 11, 2021.

"It is clear that the current health circumstances make the task more challenging, but I have no doubt that, as always, the mission will be fully accomplished," she underlined.

Published: 1/22/2021
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