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Peru: Congress Chairwoman meets with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State

Photo: Twitter/Congress of the Republic of Peru

Photo: Twitter/Congress of the Republic of Peru

15:00 | Lima, Nov. 11.

Peruvian Parliament Chairwoman Maria del Carmen Alva held a meeting with United States Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman at Congress headquarters in Lima on Thursday.

Both dignitaries discussed the Peru-U.S. partnership on a wide range of issues including the joint fight against COVID-19, as well as social and economic development, the U.S. Embassy reported via Twitter.

The United States is one of Peru's main partners, being its main source of non-reimbursable cooperation and the most important cooperating country in the fight against the pandemic.

At the same time, it is Peru's second-largest trading partner, the top destination for non-traditional exports, its second-largest source of tourists, and the main migration destination for Peruvian citizens. 

As is known, Mrs. Sherman arrived in Lima on November 9 to fulfill a work schedule, including a meeting with Foreign Affairs Minister Oscar Maurtua held last Wednesday.

On that occasion, both authorities addressed the main issues on the bilateral and global agenda such as cooperation, the fight against COVID-19, economic reactivation, and the fight against transnational organized crime, among others.

The dignitaries highlighted the values and principles shared by both countries such as the defense of democracy, the strengthening of multilateralism, and human rights protection.

(END) VVS/CVC/MVB

Published: 11/11/2021
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