Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra confirmed the Summit of the Americas in Lima in April. He said that the withdrawal of the invitation to the meeting for the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, is in the hands of the local chancellery, wrote Forbes.
Vizcarra, who took office on Friday after the resignation of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, said he has received phone calls from several leaders in the region ratifying their participation in the summit on April 13 and 14.
“The established schedule is ratified, I have received calls from various representatives ratifying their commitment to this important meeting that will be held here in Peru,” he said at his first press conference at the Government Palace, according to information from Forbes.
Vizcarra commented on Maduro’s assistance to the summit saying that foreign policy is a “sensitive issue” and that it remains in the hands of the Peruvian Foreign Ministry. Nevertheless, he will support any decision they make.
Maduro, who has received international condemnation for the political and economic crisis in his country, has reiterated that he will travel to Lima for the summit, which would be attended also by the US president, Donald Trump, on what would be his first trip to Latin America from his arrival at the White House a little over a year ago.