Peru: President Sagasti invites successor Castillo to Government Palace

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic of Peru

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic of Peru

12:55 | Lima, Jul. 20.

The President of the Republic Francisco Sagasti has invited President-elect Pedro Castillo to the Lima-based Government Palace to address issues of national interest, as well as those related to the transfer process.

During an interview with Andina news agency on Tuesday, the Head of State commented that he had recently called Castillo to congratulate him, following the proclamation by the National Elections Board (JNE).

"I called him yesterday at night to congratulate him (…) we had a very cordial dialogue; I invited him to the (Government) Palace; I invited him to my house to talk as soon as possible, indicating that we are very aware that the time we are going to have will be very short (for the transfer of power)," Mr. Sagasti expressed.

Moreover, the current Head of State said his successor recognizes that the Transition-Emergency Government and the entire Cabinet is at his service for any information he may require.

"This delay has meant that the torch relay period, instead of having a month and a half and running together, has been reduced to a few meters; we have to be very careful and supported by plenty of willingness so that the torch does not fall to the ground, and Peru continues to make progress in terms of vaccination," he added.


Publicado: 20/7/2021