Guatemala City, by Brenda Larios -AGN-. The authorities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs -Minex-, led by Foreign Affairs Minister Mario Búcaro, held the second sector transition meeting with the team appointed by the elected government, headed by Eduardo Hernández.
The meeting addressed the issue of the transfer of power, scheduled on January 14, 2024.
After the meeting, the Foreign Affairs Minister stated, “We have been working with the transition team of the elected government to be able to hold a series of working meetings on the transfer of power on January 14.”
The Government of Guatemala reaffirms its commitment to an orderly and transparent power transfer.
Also participating at the event was the representative of the Organization of American States -OAS-, Diego Paz.
Process for the transfer of power
The Minister of Minex reported that the following meetings are for the transfer of power.
He stated, “We must conceptualize necessary elements such as budget and special guests that will be necessary to be transferred to the Congress as established by the Law of Diplomatic Ceremonial.”
The Minister highlighted that according to Decree 86-73, in article 4, it is the responsibility of the diplomatic mission, or the corresponding Government, to communicate to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs well before the arrival of a head of mission.
Minister Búcaro highlighted that according to articles 41 and 42 of the law, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs coordinates various invitations to international delegations. This is established in Chapter XII, “Transmission of the Presidential Office,” in the Law of Diplomatic Ceremonial.
Officials from the Minex held the first transition meeting with representatives of the elected government on October 18, 2023. Minister Mario Búcaro and his Vice Ministers presented the progress made in this administration and projects included in the fiscal year 2024. The Organization of American States -OAS- is also providing support for this process.
These interactions are vital for both working teams to follow the 2023-2024 transition methodology and conduct an organized, transparent, and efficient process.