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Peru: These are the foreign dignitaries expected to attend Castillo's inauguration

20:47 | Lima, Jul. 27.

On July 28, 2021, President-elect Pedro Castillo will take the reins of Peru for the 2021-2026 term. Below is the list of foreign authorities who have announced their presence in his inauguration.

Last Friday, Bolivian President Luis Arce confirmed his participation in the ceremony, which is set to take place at the headquarters of the Congress of the Republic in Lima.

"We will be pleased to join you in this historic day, in which the brother nation also commemorates the Bicentennial of its Independence," he wrote on Twitter.

Likewise, the Royal Household of Spain confirmed the participation of King Felipe VI, who arrived in the South American country this morning.

Additionally, Argentinean President Alberto Fernandez will also come to the Peruvian capital, according to Argentina's Telam news agency.

On the other hand, the attendance of Ecuador's Head of State Guillermo Lasso at the inauguration of Pedro Castillo has been stated in a decree published on Monday.

He will be joined by a delegation consisting of seven people led by Foreign Affairs Minister Mauricio Montalvo.

Meanwhile, Uruguay will be represented by its Foreign Affairs Minister Francisco Bustillo, according to local media. Bustillo took part in the inauguration ceremonies of Luis Arce (in November 2020) and Guillermo Lasso (in May this year). 

Furthermore, Chilean President Sebastian Piñera is also scheduled to attend Castillo's inauguration. He arrived on Tuesday at Air Group No. 8 in Callao.

For his part, Paraguay's Vice-President Hugo Velazquez landed on Tuesday afternoon and is expected to participate in the country's Bicentennial festivities. 

Colombian President Ivan Duque arrived in Peru during the evening for the inauguration of President-elect Castillo.


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Published: 7/27/2021
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