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Peru: FA Min meets with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State

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20:16 | Lima, Nov. 10.

Foreign Affairs Minister of Peru, Oscar Maurtua, held a meeting with Deputy Secretary of State of the United States, Wendy Sherman, at Torre Tagle Palace in Lima on Wednesday.

Both diplomats addressed the main topics of the bilateral and global agenda such as: cooperation, the fight against the pandemic, economic reactivation, the fight against transnational organized crime and corruption, as well as the problem of climate change, among others.

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

Minister Maurtua expressed to Deputy Secretary Sherman Peru's willingness to further strengthen the bilateral relationship, and thanked her for the important support received from the U.S. in the fight against COVID-19.

Likewise, the Peruvian diplomat expressed the interest in increasing bilateral trade, drawing quality investments, and being included in the Build Back Better World (B3W) agenda to satisfy the great infrastructure needs around the world.

For her part, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State reiterated the interest and willingness to increase ties with Peru and highlighted the effective actions adopted in the fight against the pandemic. She also thanked him for the commitment shown by Peru in defending democratic values and human rights across the region.

On the occasion, an exchange of notes was held for the entry into force of the Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue Agreement, which will strengthen cooperation in search and rescue operations in those spaces, as well as increase efficiency in the assistance provided to people who are in danger.

The United States is one of the major partners of Peru, being its main source of non-reimbursable cooperation, the most important cooperating country in the fight against COVID-19, its 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.

Therefore, Peru seeks to strengthen its constructive bilateral relationship with the United States, from a multidimensional perspective, considering its character as a world power.

(END) NDP/MVB

Published: 11/10/2021
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