The Government of the President of Peru, Pedro Castillo, on Friday invited the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to visit the country, Michelle Bachelet, as announced this Friday Ministry of Foreign Affairs it’s a statement.
The invitation was extended by the new permanent representative of Peru to the United Nations office in Geneva (Switzerland), Luis Chuquihuara, “As a sign of the importance that the new Peruvian Government assigns to human rights as a transversal axis and promoter of the social development in our country ”.
The possibility of visiting Peru “was welcomed with a very good disposition” by the former president of Chile, according to the information provided by the Peruvian Foreign Ministry.
In the meeting between Bachellet and Chuquihuara, both agreed on the importance of the distribution of vaccines as a global public good against the pandemic, the urgency of address the serious socio-economic impact of covid-19, especially among the most vulnerable, and the threat posed by climate crisis.
In this regard, the Peruvian official reaffirmed to the high commissioner Peru’s support and commitment to multilateralism. to face global challenges.
Michelle Bachelet’s Response
For her part, Bachelet expressed her interest in increasing the cooperation that her office provides to Peru in matters of human rights.
The foregoing, to reinforce the important progress made and accompany the agenda of social development announced by the new government.
The preservation of human rights in Peru caused concern during the second round of the recent electoral campaign that faced Castillo.
This, against the right-wing Keiko Fujimori, daughter of the former president Alberto Fujimori, who is in jail for crimes against humanity.
During the campaign, Castillo had some controversial and high-sounding statements against the Ombudsman’s Office and the Constitutional Court.
The now president promised that he would order all foreigners who have committed crimes or are in the country to leave the country. irregular situation.
However, since last week the Castillo Executive moderated by bringing out the toughest and most radical wing made up of members of Free Peru and reinforce the more weighted cut of other left parties and formations that supported him during the crucial second electoral round.