The Peruvian left has shown its opposition to the decision of Pedro Castillo’s government to withdraw recognition of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and “sever all relations with that entity” in the absence of “effective bilateral relations”. From this sector they point straight at the Chancellor Miguel Rodriguez Mackay, who is accused of Moroccan economic interests, made the decision..
Congresswoman Sigrid Bazan of the progressive Together for Peru party called on her Twitter account for the resignation of Foreign Minister Miguel Rodriguez Mackay, who took office on August 5. “Mr Rodriguez Mackay must resign from the Foreign Office or the President will demand his resignation. In just a week declared his opposition to the Escazu Agreement and decided to sever bilateral relations and ignore the Saharan Arab Republic as a state. Democratic” (SADR), he wrote on the social network.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced in a statement that the rupture of relations is due to the lack of “effective bilateral relations”for which the Peruvian government decided to “renounce recognition of the Saharan Arab Democratic Republic and break off all relations with this entity.”
Solution, add document, She was adopted after Rodriguez Mackay spoke on the phone with his colleague from Morocco, Nasser Burita. Upon learning of the decision, politician Vladimir Cerrón, leader of the Peru Libre party, which defines itself as a Marxist and brought Pedro Castillo to the presidency, called the rupture of relations “a big mistake.”
“The big mistake of the Peruvian state is to break off diplomatic relations with the Saharan Arab Democratic Republic. The cabinet’s right-wing orientation is confirmed, in contradiction to the president’s CELAC (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States) speech in 2021,” he wrote. on his Twitter account.
For her part, Veronica Mendoza, leader of the Together for Peru movement, joined the petition and he stated that Castillo was “in charge of foreign policy” for his decision. “He restored diplomatic relations with the SADR after the Fujimori dictatorship severed them without a valid reason. Today he is violating his obligations to the Saharawi state and people. We are waiting for correction and departure from the Minister of Foreign Affairs,” he wrote on the same social network.
Diplomatic relations between Peru and the Saharan Arab Democratic Republic officially began in May 1987.but they were suspended in September 1996 by order of Alberto Fujimori.
In September 2021, already under the current government of Pedro Castillo, Peru. announced the restoration of diplomatic relations with SADRa decision which, according to then Foreign Minister Oscar Maurtois, was a response to the Andean country’s “historic trajectory” as a “democratic nation with full respect for international law”.
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