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Peru relieves ministers of Foreign Affairs and Agrarian Development

Lima, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Peru's President Pedro Castillo swore in Foreign Minister César Landa and Agrarian Development and Irrigation Minister Patricia Ocampo, according to reports.

Landa, a prominent jurist with experience in international relations, resumed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs he left on August 5, replacing Miguel Rodriguez, who lasted less than six weeks in the post.

The outgoing minister resigned after severe contradictions with the president and for criticized decisions such as the rupture of relations with the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) due to an agreement made with the Government of Morocco that included the disavowal of the SADR.

The president disavowed last week by disseminating a Twitter message commemorating the first anniversary of the restoration of relations with the SADR, in which he stated his Government’s support for the struggle of the Saharawi people for their independence.

On the other hand, Ocampo, the new Agrarian Development and Irrigation Minister, replaces agrarian expert Andres Alencastre, who was an object of harsh questioning for the failure of a third attempt to buy urea to sell it with subsidies to farmers.

Patricia Ocampo was promoted from the Ministry of Production, where she was a senior official and was sworn in as a minister “for the agrarian development and the social organizations.”


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