Peru: President condemns mistreatment of State ministers at Congress

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic of Peru

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic of Peru

18:27 | Pasco (Cerro de Pasco region), May. 13.

The President of the Republic Pedro Castillo on Friday deplored the attitudes shown a day earlier by some legislators towards State ministers during an interpellation session. Within this framework, he deemed those acts as "malicious."

"I vigorously condemn the malicious and impolite attitudes (witnessed) at the Chamber of the Peruvian Parliament; I apologize to Latin America and the world of political class," Mr. Castillo expressed.

"I will not allow any disrespect towards the Prime Minister, or the citizens who give their lives for the country," he added in his closing speech at the 11th Decentralized Council of Ministers session in Cerro de Pasco region.

The top official called on Congress members, who represent Peruvian provinces, to also condemn such attitudes.

"We are not going to allow those words, forms, or misconducts," he said.

In this sense, the President expressed his support for Prime Minister Anibal Torres and other members of the Cabinet that he heads.

Governance agreement

Furthermore, the President stated that "it is necessary to reach a joint agreement for governance" with Parliament.

In this sense, he called on the congressional commissions that have expressed interest in working in favor of sectors on which they are focused.

On the other hand, Peru's top dignitary mentioned his willingness to continue holding Decentralized Councils of Ministers, in order to directly hear the voices of authorities from each area.

Mr. Castillo also said he understands their frustration when demands are not met, while admitting that "there are bottlenecks" in public administration.

"Let's see how we unlock those projects," he concluded.


Published: 5/13/2022
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