The communist president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, will travel this month to Mexico and the United States to participate in the VI Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and in the sessions of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the United Nations.
After receiving authorization from Congress, the head of state is preparing his first trip abroad to Mexico, on the 17th, to participate in the CELAC summit the following day.
Castillo will then travel to Washington DC in the United States to participate in the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) on the 20th, where he will meet with its Secretary General, Luis Almagro.
Finally, the Peruvian president will travel to New York City on the 21st to take part in the general debate of the 76th General Assembly of the United Nations, and will return to Lima the following day.
Castillo’s first trip abroad “emphasizes Peru’s commitment to multilateralism and its need to strengthen it as a forum for concertedly facing transnational challenges, such as the fight against the pandemic,” according to a press release from the Presidency of the Republic.
Castillo plans to hold bilateral meetings and with his peers from the Andean Community and the Pacific Alliance, in addition to a meeting with the Secretary General of the United Nations, the socialist Antonio Guterres, among other events.