RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After the Swedish government announced the closure of its Embassy in Lima by the second half of next year, the chief diplomat of that country in Peru, Maria Cramér, spoke out on Tuesday about the rumors that have been circulating around the measure adopted.
The ambassador confirmed that the closure responds to the need for continuous adaptation of the Swedish Foreign Service to external changes, new demands and budgetary situation.
In that regard, she assured in a Twitter post that the nations maintain an alliance, both with governments, as well as with other actors.
“False rumors are circulating in networks about the reasons for the closure of the Embassy in the 2nd half of 2022. The closure is due to the normal process of adaptation of the Swedish foreign service. Peru will continue to be a valued partner,” she wrote.
The Swedish government announced on November 3 the closure of its embassy in the capital by the second half of the year 2022.
In this regard, a press release indicated that this is an evaluation process that is constantly being carried out, “which involves openings or closings of diplomatic missions around the world”.