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Peru 1st VP to take on presidency during Kuczynski's trip

LIMA PERÚ, MAYO 18. Ministro de Transportes y Comunicaciones, Martín Vizcarra viene respondiendo el pliego interpelatorio en el pleno del Congreso. Foto: ANDINA/Vidal Tarqui

LIMA PERÚ, MAYO 18. Ministro de Transportes y Comunicaciones, Martín Vizcarra viene respondiendo el pliego interpelatorio en el pleno del Congreso. Foto: ANDINA/Vidal Tarqui

10:38 | Lima, Jun. 5.

Peru's First Vice-President Martin Vizcarra will take over the presidential office when President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski travels to France and Spain.

Mr. Kuczynski will participate in a series of official activities while in Europe on June 6-14.

According to a supreme resolution published in the official newspaper El Peruano, Vizcarra will be in charge of the Andean country's presidency while the top official is absent.

The document was signed by President Kuczynski and Prime Minister Fernando Zavala.

France

While in Paris, the Peruvian Commander-in-Chief will participate —as special guest— in the International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean.

The 78-year-old will attend the event at the invitation of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), as well as French Minister of Economy and Finance Michel Sapin.

Likewise, he is expected to meet authorities of the new French government led by Emmanuel Macron.

Spain 

Later, Mr. Kuczynski will travel to Madrid and pay an official visit to both, President Mariano Rajoy and King Felipe VI

In addition, the economist will meet with the main personalities from the academic, political and business communities of Spain.

(END) JCC/JHM/MVB

Published: 6/5/2017
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