(CNN Spanish) — The next president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, will take office on August 7, and dozens of high-ranking leaders and delegations from various countries have so far confirmed their arrival in the country to accompany the president at the beginning of his term.
This August 7, according to the political tradition of the country, Petro will enter the House of Nariño and will begin to exercise the position of president until 2026. That same day, President Iván Duque ends his term.
According to information from the organizing committee for Gustavo Petro’s inauguration, these are the presidents, leaders and delegations that have confirmed their attendance for next August 7 in Bogotá.
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- King Felipe VI of Spain
- Gabriel Boric, President of Chile
- Guillermo Lasso, President of Ecuador
- Luis Abinader, President of the Dominican Republic
- Luis Arce Catacora, President of Bolivia
- Mario Abdo Benitez, President of Paraguay
- Laurentino Cortizo, President of Panama
- Xiomara Castro, President of Honduras
- Rodrigo Chavez, President of Costa Rica
- Alberto Fernandez, President of Argentina
- Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller, First Lady of Mexico
- Dina Boluarte, Vice President of Peru
- Beatriz Argimón, Vice President of Uruguay
- Delegation of the government of the Netherlands (Curaçao)
- Felix Ulloa, Vice President of El Salvador
- Cuban Foreign Ministry
- Portuguese Foreign Ministry
- Serbian Foreign Ministry
They have also confirmed their presence delegations from the United Kingdom, Japan and South Korea, led by parliamentarians from these countries.
13 representatives of international organizations, such as CAF, CAN, Segib, Cepal and CAN, will also arrive in Colombia.
The president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, notified the Government of Colombia that he will not be able to participate in the transfer of command because Congress did not grant him authorization to leave the territory, as established by the Constitution, and for this reason he will be represented by the vice president.
Castle sent a letter, shared by the Peruvian Foreign Ministryin which he states that the decision is not consistent with the “extremely high assessment” he has of relations with Colombia.