Mexico City, Mexico — The Peruvian government has announced that it will call its ambassadors in Mexico, Colombia, Argentina and Bolivia for consultation. The call is being made for what it considers “interference in their internal affairs” by the presidents of those countries.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru, Ana Cecilia Gervasi, says the ambassadors of Mexico, Colombia, Argentina and Bolivia will be consulted for questioning the dismissal of former president Pedro Castillo and the assumption of Dina Boluarte.
“Regarding other (countries) that have expressed discordant opinions with what happened constitutionally in Peru, we have decided to bring the ambassadors in those countries for consultation as an expression of annoyance at this attitude that is not consistent with mutual respect,” said Gervasi, in a statement published in the newspaper El Peruano.
The government of Dina Boluarte assured that the decision of the four countries in the region does not coincide “with the traditional ties of friendship, cooperation and mutual respect” that unite them with Peru.
Last week after the arrest of Pedro Castillo, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador posted on social media that “non-intervention and self-determination of the peoples is a fundamental principle of our foreign policy. That is what we stick to in the case of what happened in Peru.
“However, we consider it unfortunate that, due to the interests of the economic and political elites, from the beginning of the legitimate presidency of Pedro Castillo, an environment of confrontation and hostility has been maintained against him, leading him to make decisions that have served his adversaries to consummate his dismissal with the sui generis precept of “moral incapacity”. Hopefully human rights are respected and there is democratic stability for the benefit of the people.”
Since then, political members in Peru have called on the current president of Peru, Dina Boluarte, to break diplomatic relations with Mexico and declare Andrés Manuel López Obrador as ‘persona non grata’.