Gustavo Petro, President-elect of Colombia.

After a week marked by Cabinet changes and economic announcements, Alberto Fernandez decided to witness the act of assumption of his Colombian counterpart, Gustavo Petroand the vice president, France Marquez Mina. This Saturday arrived in the city of Bogotá along with his entire entourage.

The head of state traveled aboard a charter flight that left at 6:39 p.m. on Friday from the Jorge Newbery Airport. Although initially it was planned that he would travel on a night flight, it was decided that it would be in the afternoon so that he “could spend the night in Colombia,” sources told NA.

Gustavo Petro, President-elect of Colombia.

Fernández arrived in Colombia accompanied by the foreign minister, santiago cafieroand the Minister of Women, Gender and Diversity, Elizabeth Gomez Alcorta, to participate on Sunday in the inauguration of Petro, who will be in charge of the Colombian government until 2026, replacing the outgoing Iván Duque. The President and his team were received by the Vice Chancellor, Francisco Echeverri.

Alberto Fernández will have his first bilateral meeting with Petro and will also share a meeting with the president of Honduras, Xiomara Castro. While the ceremony is scheduled for the participation of King Felipe VI of Spain and presidents Gabriel Boric of Chile, Pedro Castillo of Peru, Guillermo Lasso of Ecuador, Luis Abinader of the Dominican Republic and Laurentino Cortizo of Panama, among other leaders.

Alberto Fernández’s support for Gustavo Petro

“I am delighted with the victory obtained by Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez Mina with which the electoral process in Colombia culminates,” Fernández said on Twitter on the night of June 19 when the binomial Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez Mina won the second back from Colombia. As president of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), the President’s presence also represents support from the entire region for the new Colombian president.

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