United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken
15:09 | Washington D.C. (U.S.), Jul. 20.
on Tuesday congratulated the Peruvian people for making their voices heard in free and fair presidential-legislative elections, adding that the North American country is eager to work with President-Elect Pedro Castillo's administration
to strengthen the U.S.-Peru relationship.
"We commend the many officials, public servants, and volunteers whose dedication made the vote and certification possible under challenging conditions presented by COVID-19," the dignitary said in a press statement.
"The United States and Peru enjoy deep bonds between our peoples, shared values, and shared interests in democracy, security, mutually beneficial trade, and respect for human rights," he highlighted.
According to the chief of U.S. diplomacy, bilateral cooperation has improved public health, livelihoods, security, and environmental protections in both countries and throughout the region.
"We look forward to the successful transfer of power to the new administration on July 28, 2021 —Peru's Bicentennial— a fitting occasion to celebrate Peru's independence. Together we can ensure that democracy delivers greater opportunities to our countries' citizens," he concluded.
Editor's note: Based on information provided by the U.S. State Department.