Minister of Foreign Affairs: “Peru Has No Faculties to Veto Maduro”


Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro will be attending the VIII Summit of the Americas, in spite that the Peruvian government withdrew his invitation.

This is what the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jorge Arreaza, confirmed to El Financiero, adding that the Peruvian president, Pedro Pablo Kuczysnki (PPK) “lacks faculties to veto his participation”, cited this media.

Arreaza indicated that Maduro will be present at the upcoming summit, to take place on April 13 and 14, after receiving a letter from his colleague Cayetana Aljovín, who confirmed Peru’s decision to reject the president’s presence in this event.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs said to El Financiero that Peru, as host of this encounter can’t incur in such a notorious “disrespect to the most elemental principles of international rights, such as basic norms that regulate the organization and participation of these meetings of the highest level of the continent’s governments”.

According to this politician, Peru’s wishes to ban Maduro from the Summit lack of judicial basis and is static and unilateral.

PPK “is not able to decide on the participation of a State that is a member and founder of the aforementioned summits”, explained El Financiero, citing Arreaza.

Nevertheless, Nicolas Maduro said last Thursday that he would be arriving in Peru “by air, land or sea”, no matter what, even after the leader of the Council of Ministers, Mercedes Aráoz said that the Peruvian government will not allow his entry to the country.

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Ermelinda is a journalist from Caracas, Venezuela. She has a Master’s degree in Digital Journalism and a technical degree in Veterinary Assistance she pursued because of her love for animals. She likes to do sports, but especially ballet, which she has practiced for almost 20 years. Her passion is to read, write, and blog about different topics, as well as travel whenever she can.