The Secretary of Culture, Alejandra Frausto, decorated with the Order “El Sol del Perú”

The federal Secretary of Culture, Alejandra Frausto Guerrero, received the decoration of the Order “El Sol de Perú” in the degree of “Gran Cruz”, in consideration for her support and collaboration during the visit that the President of the Republic of Peru, José Pedro Castillo Terrones, made to Mexico last September, as well as for his work to deepen the ties between both countries.

During the ceremony, which took place on the night of Wednesday, May 4, Secretary Alejandra Frausto thanked the distinction and highlighted the ties that unite both nations, from ancient cultures to new destinations being built.

“What decorates should not go to the ego, which exalts but to the gratitude that builds,” he said, adding, “I wonder why this recognition, this lofty honor, and I receive it as a sign that we share the deepest ideals of justice and love for our cultures, as a commitment to care for the 116 languages ​​with which the world can be named in our countries; for conserving the 50 varieties of corn that germinate on their land and the 64 Mexican varieties, which nurture, all of them, with joy, our brotherhood”, he affirmed.

Speaking of how both countries were colonized, however, they have kept their cultures alive, and it is from that heritage that “they have gained strength to move forward,” he added: Today, Mexico and Peru write a new chapter in their history, one where inclusion reigns, where diversity is respected and celebrated, where equality and justice are pursued. May the Sun of Peru, the Sun of Mexico, the Sun of a sister and united Latin America, continue to germinate the cultures that have resisted with dignity and strength for 500 years”.

He also sent an acknowledgment and thanks to the President of the Republic of Peru, José Pedro Castillo Terrones, whom he highlighted, has worked to put his community at the center, “He is a man who carries with him thousands of footsteps with each turn of his patrol hat. hoping for a more just and egalitarian Peru, where those who were disappeared and silenced are now the protagonists of their history. A president who, from the dignity of serving his nation, builds it by giving options to all the people, not just the leadership”.

The ceremony was attended by the Ambassador of the Republic of Peru in Mexico, Manuel Talavera Espinar, and the Minister Counselor of the Embassy of Peru, Julio Armando Reinoso Calderón.

The Order “El Sol del Perú”, the oldest in America (1821), is one of the most important granted by the Peruvian State to outstanding people in fields such as arts, letters, culture, politics and for extraordinary services to Peru, among others. others. Likewise, the aforementioned Order has six degrees: Grand Collar, Grand Cross with diamonds, Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander and Knight.

decorated Mexicans

Among the Mexicans who have been recipients of the Order “The Sun of Peru” are: Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado (Grand Cross with diamonds, 1987), Leopoldo Zea (Comendador, 1988), Regino Díaz Redondo (Grand Officer, 1990), Carlos Salinas de Gortari (Grand Cross with diamonds, 1991), Fernando Solana (Grand Cross, 1995), Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León (Grand Cross with diamonds, 1996), José Ángel Gurría Treviño (Grand Cross, 1996), Rosario Green Macías (Grand Cross, 1998), Luis Ernesto Derbez (Grand Cross, 2004), Patricia Espinosa (Grand Cross, 2007), Felipe Calderón Hinojosa (Grand Cross with diamonds, 2007), Enrique Peña Nieto (Grand Necklace, 2014) , José Antonio Meade Kuribreña (Grand Cross, 2014) and Alejandra Frausto Guerrero (Grand Cross, 2022).

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