"I can't be in two places at the same time": Chancellor after not going to debate on diplomatic appointments

"I can’t be in two places at the same time": Chancellor after not going to debate on diplomatic appointments

Foreign Minister Álvaro Leyva did not attend a political control debate that the House of Representatives had called for the appointments that have been made to embassies and some diplomatic posts abroad, which is why some legislators threatened to promote a motion of no confidence in his against.

The Government has been questioned by the people who have reached these positions and for this reason an official response from the Minister of Foreign Relations was expected.

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In this situation, Foreign Minister Leyva explained that he had to first attend a summons in the Senate of the Republic on the National Development Plan and that for that reason he could not attend the debate.

“I have invited them, we have had breakfast at the Chancellery and I have a good relationship with the congressmen, but a simultaneous summons to both commissions, since one is capable of many things, but not of being in two places at the same time, in such a way that they will have to understand ”, he indicated.

“I extend my excuses because I cannot be in two places at the same time for the same topic. In the Senate it was first, the summons was at 8:30, ”explained the government official.

Regarding diplomatic appointments, the foreign minister clarified that they have complied with all legal requirements.

“Regarding the appointments, everything has been done in accordance with the Constitution and the lawsThat is why there is no problem, what you have to do is go, explain, define and you will not argue”, he stated.

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He assured that he was willing to show his face in Congress as many times as necessary, but asked that there be greater coordination with the time in which debates are scheduled in the Senate and the House of Representatives.

“For me it is not a problem, I am happy to go as many times as they wantbut let’s agree because the clock has its way of proceeding and I can’t be in two or three places at the same time because that is physically impossible”, he said.

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