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