Miguel Rodríguez Mackay is sworn in as Minister of Foreign Affairs and replaces César Landa

Miguel Rodríguez Mackay is sworn in as Minister of Foreign Affairs and replaces César Landa

In this way, Rodríguez Mackay takes over from César Landa, who had assumed said portfolio on February 8th.

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Miguel Rodríguez Mackay is sworn in as Foreign Minister and replaces César Landa

Miguel Rodríguez Mackay is the new foreign minister. (Photo: GEC)

Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Mackay was sworn in this Friday, August 5, as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs, in a ceremony that took place in the Golden Hall of the Government Palace.

In this way, Rodríguez Mackay will replace César Landa, who had assumed said portfolio on February 8.

Rodríguez Mackay is a lawyer from the Universidad Nacional Mayor of San Marcos (UNMSM), with a master's degree in International Relations and Commerce from the Institute of Government of the University of San Martín de Porres.

Has served as Chief of the Cabinet of Advisors of the Ministerial Office in the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations. Likewise, he was a consultant to the Cabinet of the Ministry of Defense between 2018 and 2019, as well as a consultant to the Vice Ministry of the Defense Sector between 2019 and 2020.

Other work has been his participation as legal advisor in the working group of the trial, which followed Peru by maritime limits in the International Court of Justice of the Foreign Relations Commission of the Congress of the Republic between 2012 and 2013.

Hours before his departure, Landa questioned the decision of Congress not to authorize President Pedro Castillo's trip to Colombia for the swearing-in of Gustavo Petro as president.

Through his Twitter account, he indicated that the country's image abroad is once again in question and called on parliamentarians to reverse this decision to “honor Peru's international commitments”.

“Our international image is once again called into question by not authorizing the President's trip to the transfer of command in Colombia. I call on the congressmen, who on other occasions have reversed decisions to honor Peru's international commitments ”, he wrote on the social network.