the internationalist Miguel Angel Rodriguez Mackay sworn like new Minister of Foreign Affairsin a ceremony conducted by the President of the Republic, Pedro Castilloin the Golden Hall of the Government Palace.
In this way, the new Foreign Minister Rodríguez Mackay will replace César Landa, who had assumed said portfolio on February 8.
Rodríguez Mackay is a lawyer from the Universidad Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM), with a master’s degree in International Relations and Commerce from the Institute of Government of the University of San Martín de Porres. He was also Vice Chancellor of Foreign Affairs of the International Institute of Government and former dean of the Faculty of Law, Political Science and International Relations of the Technological University of Peru (UTP).
In addition, he was a professor of International Law at the Inter-American Juridical Committee of the OAS (2014). He is a full member of the Peruvian Society of International Law. He is a member of the Inter-American Academy of International and Comparative Law. He is also Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Silvanner in Panama.
He has served as head of the Cabinet of Advisors of the Ministerial Office in the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations. Likewise, he was a consultant to the Cabinet of the Ministry of Defense between 2018 and 2019, as well as a consultant to the Deputy Minister of the Defense Sector between 2019 and 2020.
Another task has been his participation as legal advisor in the working group of the trial that Peru followed by maritime limits in the International Court of Justice of the Foreign Relations Commission of the Congress of the Republic between 2012 and 2013.
Hours before his departure, Landa questioned the decision of Congress not to authorize the trip of President Pedro Castillo to Colombia for the swearing-in of Gustavo Petro as president.
Through his Twitter account, he indicated that the country’s image abroad is once again in question and called on parliamentarians to reverse this decision to “honor Peru’s international commitments.”
“Our international image is once again called into question by not authorizing the President’s trip to the transfer of command in Colombia. I call on the congressmen, who on other occasions have reversed decisions to honor Peru’s international commitments, “he wrote on the social network.