Canada expects common anticorruption agenda at Summit of the Americas

11:15 | Lima, Apr. 9.

Canadian Ambassador to Peru Gwyneth Kutz pointed out democratic governments are obligated to adopt measures to combat corruption and hoped the upcoming Summit of the Americas will contribute to reaching agreements on this matter.

According to Kutz, Canada is preparing to debate on democratic governance against corruption, based on joint work among all countries, with concrete measures.

Likewise, she told Andina news agency it is feasible for countries in the region to undertake these commitments, which requires countries' political will, as any sovereign act.

She went on to add this is the moment to create conditions so as to improve these aspects and meet citizens' expectations.

The diplomat stated that while the Lava Jato case —the corruption scandal involving several countries across the region— is relevant, it must be understood this is not the only one.


The Canadian Ambassador noted they are preparing to welcome Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, who will participate in the summit.

Kutz expressed hope that Trudeau —while in Lima— will meet with President Martin Vizcarra, who served as Peru's Ambassador to Canada before taking over the Presidency of the Republic.

It must be noted Trudeau visited the Inca country to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum in November 2016.

The 8th Summit of the Americas will take place in Lima on April 13-14, 2018.

20 Heads of State and Government have so far confirmed their presence in the event.


Published: 4/9/2018