President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK) met this Thursday with the ex-Mayor of the Metropolitan District of Caracas, Venezuela, Antonio Ledezma and his wife Mitzy Capriles. They discussed the humanitarian, economic, and political crisis that the country is currently facing.
As reported by El Comercio, Kuczynski was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cayetana Aljovín, and the Congressman Gilbert Violeta, of the ruling party.
During the meeting issues like the announcement for presidential elections in Venezuela to take place in the first quarter of this year were discussed.
According to Peru’s President, this announcement puts democratic, transparent and credible presidential elections at risk. He also emphasized that for this process to take place it is necessary to count with “the participation of electoral institutions and independent international observers”, that guarantee the conditions of impartiality and objectiveness for the citizens.
Both PPK and the Chancellor condemned the acts of violence that have taken place these last few days in Venezuela, and that produced the death of several citizens, including the police inspector Óscar Pérez.
The Peruvian President also demanded the release of all of the political prisoners. He also addressed the issue of Venezuelan immigrants in Peru saying that currently there are 75,000 citizens coming from Venezuela because of the critical situation that the country is going through at this moment.
This week the deadline to obtain a permit for Venezuelans to gain a Temporary Permit of Permanence (PTP) was moved to June 30, 2019. It will allow the interested people to gain a legal status in the country and access to job posts, as well as pay for taxes in Peru.