King Felipe VI meets Pedro Castillo on the eve of the presidential change in Peru

The King of Spain, Felipe VI, met on Tuesday with the elected president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, On the eve of the presidential change in that country, which the King will attend as the Spanish representative.

The Royal House reported in a statement a meeting between Philip VI and Castillo Tuesday afternoon at the Lima Convention Center, an appointment attended by the delegations of the countries concerned.

For his part, the new Peruvian president described his meeting with the king as… “Nice” He pointed out that in the same both They talked about the cultural ties of their countries, As well as on “strengthening” the “bonds of friendship”.

Castillo expressed his impressions of the meeting in a post on his Twitter profile at Who shared a photo with the Spanish monarch.

The king landed in the Peruvian capital on Tuesday morning With Secretary of State for Ibero-American, Caribbean and Hispanic World, Juan Fernández Trigo.

After his arrival, where he was received by the Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru, Claudia Eugenia Cornejo, Queen of Spain He held an event at the Spanish Embassy in Lima.

After meeting Castillo, Felipe VI participated Law Honoring Peru on the Occasion of the Bicentenary of IndependenceThis was followed by a conversation with the outgoing president, Francisco Sagaste.

Thus, tomorrow, Wednesday, the King will attend the inauguration of Castillo as President of Peru This will be the sixth time that the government has sent him to represent Spain At the inauguration of the Ibero-American president.

Other Latin American presidents will be present at the event, such as Colombian, Ivan Duque, or Chilean, Sebastian Pinera, who, in addition, Felipe VI will hold two meetings.

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Other regional leaders will also attend the inauguration ceremony, the US mission and the Bolivian president, Luis Arce, and Argentine Alberto Fernandez, as well as Ecuadorean, Guillermo Laso, whom Castillo already met on Tuesday in “productive.” conversation about “Regional integration, the epidemic, respect for human rights and the promotion of democracy”.

The president-elect of the left-wing Peruvian Liber party, The president announced last week after nearly two months of waiting In order to certify the election results in a very narrow second round, marred by accusations of fraud and irregularities denounced by his rival, Fuerza Popular candidate, Keiko Fujimori.

finally, Castillo was declared the winner after receiving 50.12 percent of support against Fujimori, who received 49.87 percent of the vote. The National Electoral Arbitration Commission (JNE) of Peru has rejected all appeals by Fuerza Popular against the electoral process.

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