Peru foreign minister resigns amid criticism of president's U.S. trip

Peru foreign minister resigns amid criticism of president
# 07 November 2023 02:26 (UTC +04:00)

Peru's foreign minister resigned on Monday after less than a year, according to a letter seen by Reuters, amid criticism of President Dina Boluarte's trip last week to the United States. APA reports citing Reuters.

Ana Cecilia Gervasi made no reference to Boluarte's U.S. trip in her resignation letter. However, local media reported that she was facing pressure due to a failure to arrange a formal meeting between Boluarte and President Joe Biden.

Boluarte and Biden had a private conversation on the fringes of the Alliance for Economic Prosperity in the Americas (APEP) summit, the foreign ministry had said.

Congress has now summoned Gervasi to a hearing over why a formal itinerary regarding Boluarte's trip overseas had alluded to a planned bilateral meeting.