Iván Duque and Gustavo Petro meet at the Casa de Nariño – Government – Politics

The meeting began at 6:00 p.m. and ended at 7:30 p.m.

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Members of the splicing team also participated in the meeting. They talked about what it has to do with how the transition of command will be, the issues of the invitations and the junction, which should begin this Friday.

The Minister of Finance, José Manuel Restrepo, who coordinates the government’s splicing team, pointed out that basically three issues were discussed with the president-elect: the protocol of possession, finances and the splicing.

The minister pointed out that Petro was given what is called the medium- and long-term fiscal framework, where all the country’s macroeconomic figures for the coming years are set out.

EL TIEMPO learned that Petro placed a lot of emphasis on issues related to finance, defense and national security. They also talked about what has to do with mining-energy issues.

Prior to the expected meeting, the elected president was received at the door of the Casa de Nariño by the team designated by Duque for the joint that will begin this Friday.

The Minister of Finance, José Manuel Restrepo, who will act as chief in this process, was with Víctor Muñoz, director of the Administrative Department of the Presidency of the Republic, Dapre; and María Paula Correa, chief of staff.

These are two of Duke’s most trusted people, for what was interpreted as a cordial gesture with the leader of the Historical Pact.

(Also read: This is how the first day of the public agenda of the president-elect goes)

Víctor Muñoz, director of the Administrative Department of the Presidency of the Republic; María Paula Correa, chief of staff and the Minister of Finance, José Manuel Restrepo.

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Cesar Melgarejo / TIME

He arrived at the Palacio de Nariño after receiving, together with his vice-presidential formula, Francia Márquez, the credentials as president and vice-president of the Republic by the National Electoral Council (CNE).

The historic meeting generated a degree of attention in the Casa de Nariño, where more than 50 communicators gathered, not only from national and local media, but also from international ones, who came to watch the meeting.

Although initially it had been said that it would be a very short meeting, the elected and outgoing presidents met for more than an hour.

What transpired is that they discussed in general terms about the state of the Nation and also about the splicing process, which officially begins this Friday at 10:00 am, when the splicing teams of both will hold their first meeting. In turn, the talk was very cordial and they addressed the concerns they have for the future.

After the meeting, Gustavo Petro’s press team indicated that they were not going to make any statements. Nevertheless, the leader of the Historical Pact made a trill referring to the fact that the head of state showed him the sword of Simón Bolívar who delivered the M-19 more than 30 years ago.

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