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Peru: President travels to Colombia to participate in 6th Binational Cabinet

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic

09:28 | Lima, Jan. 13.

The President of the Republic Pedro Castillo is scheduled to participate in the Peru-Colombia Presidential Meeting and 6th Binational Cabinet, along with Colombia's counterpart Ivan Duque, in the Colombian city of Villa de Leyva (Boyaca region).

To that end, the Head of State traveled to Colombia on Thursday morning, joined by Prime Minister Mirtha Vasquez and seven members of the Ministerial Cabinet, after he received authorization from the Congress of the Republic to leave the country.

The Peru-Colombia Presidential Meeting and Binational Cabinet constitute the highest instance of political dialogue and coordination with the neighboring country. In fact, five similar meetings have been held since 2014.

The event consists of the following thematic axes: Social Affairs and Governance; Environmental and Mining-Energy Affairs; Trade, Economic Development and Tourism; Security and Defense; in addition to Border and Immigration Affairs.

In a meeting on July 28 last year, the two leaders agreed to hold the Presidential Meeting and 6th Binational Cabinet as soon as possible, after it was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Within the framework of the 6th Binational Cabinet, the ministers of Peru and Colombia will jointly present an Action Plan including public policies on issues of mutual interest to the Presidents.

After the meeting, the Heads of State are slated to ink a Presidential Declaration and will witness the signing of bilateral instruments on various aspects.

To date, five Presidential Meetings and Binational Cabinets have been held between Peru and Colombia: in Iquitos on September 30, 2014; in Medellin on October 30, 2015; in Arequipa on January 27, 2017; in Cartagena on February 27, 2018; and in Pucallpa on August 27, 2019.

Peru and Colombia enjoy a high-level relationship and have mechanisms to deal with issues of mutual interest and design joint actions in favor of border development, defense and security, migration, investment and trade.

(END) NDP/CVC/RMB/MVB

Publicado: 13/1/2022
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