Guatemala City, by Brenda Larios -AGN-. As part of the commitment of the Government of the Republic to the alternation of power, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mario Búcaro, presented the process of the transition of presidential power to representatives of the diplomatic corps.
The Guatemalan Foreign Ministry expressed in an official statement: “The Foreign Affairs Minister, on behalf of the President of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, presented the process of the transition of the presidential office next January 14 to representatives of the diplomatic corps and international organizations in the country.”
The meeting also included the presentation of the January schedule and the Operational Manual for the Presidential Transition of Power 2024, elaborated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
It was pointed out that the different commissions are made up of officials and some of the other government agencies. They work in the presidential transition activities coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Likewise, Minister Búcaro stated that the work carried out reflects the strong commitment of the current administration to making the Operational Manual available to all. The purpose of this is to guarantee the handover of power on January 14 as a result of the transparent democratic exercise of the Republic.
On December 1, the Transition Commission of the Executive reported that the Government of Guatemala, through the Minex, had held five meetings to deal with the transfer of power.
They also informed that 71 letters of invitation have already been sent to heads of state to attend the inauguration ceremony on January 14.
Guatemala also has diplomatic relations with 163 countries. The following missions have been established:
- 42 embassies abroad
- 63 entries from 23 countries of embassies abroad
- 31 countries maintained diplomatic relations through the New York Mission to the United Nations.
- Four missions to international organizations, UN, New York; UN Geneva; OAS and WTO.