After the controversy that followed the publication of the ‘Balance of hydrocarbon contracts and resources available for the Just Energy Transition’, Vice Minister Belizza Ruiz assured EL TIEMPO that she was not aware of the document. «I met him the day he was posted on Twitter.»

However, Minister Irene Vélez assured that this is not true and that, on the contrary, she was always aware that this study was being prepared.

«The deputy minister knew that we were doing this report since October and she was in all the steering committees in which we talked about this report. She knew who was responsible, if she had anything to say about the report she must have done so on timeHe must have done it, in the first place, to whoever is the head of this portfolio, which is me, and he must have done it with an opportunity and an ability to generate creative, purposeful conditions”, he said.

However, the minister said that this never happened. «It never happened that she gave an opinion against it, nor about the interest of making the reportnor about the methodology, nor about who was responsible, nor did he ask to know more details about it, «he added.

Although the Vice Minister of Energy, Belizza Ruiz, submitted her resignation from the position a few weeks ago, she has not yet left the position, which she assumed in September 2022.

The Minister of Mines and Energy, Irene Vélez, assured that the vice minister continues in her duties until now and it will be the President of the Republic, Gustavo Petro, who decided whether or not to continue in office.

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