The head of the Ministry of Tourism and Foreign Trade, Robert Sanchezruled on the decision of the Plenary of Congress by not authorizing President Pedro Castillo’s trip to Belgium, Italy and the Holy See in Vatican City, where he was going to meet with Pope Francis.
Through his social networks, the also congressman from the Democratic Change bench highlighted that Parliament obstructs the exercise of foreign policy, which is only the responsibility of the head of state.
“It is unfortunate that the majority of Congress obstructs the exercise of foreign policy, the exclusive competence of President Pedro Castillo. They have denied authorization for the trip to Europe and dialogue with the Supreme Pontiff Francis”, he wrote on his Twitter account.
Previously, the chancellor Cesar Landa He urged the Legislative Power to review the measure taken, since he emphasized that this does not affect the president, but foreign and humanitarian policy.
“I would urge the representatives of Congress to be able to review that decision because it commits not the president himself, but rather foreign policy and, in particular, humanitarian policy, which is sought to be strengthened with cooperation”, he stated during an event held at the Government Palace.
This Thursday, with 54 votes in favor, 55 against and 6 abstentions, the plenary session of Congress rejected the request presented by the Executive for Castillo Terrones to leave the national territory on October 12 and 18 to visit Brussels (Belgium), the Holy See and international organizations based in Rome.