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Peru, U.S. reaffirm commitment to security, anti-drug fight

11:01 | Lima, May. 9.

Peru's Interior Minister Mauro Medina and U.S. Ambassador to Lima Krishna R. Urs reaffirmed their countries' commitment to strengthening security and anti-drug cooperation.

At the meeting, the diplomat welcomed the appointment of Medina —as head of the Interior Ministry (Mininter)— and expressed the United States' willingness to continue supporting Peruvian authorities' efforts on security matters.

The gathering also served to review the support Mininter and Peru's National Police (PNP) receive from the United States in terms of anti-drug fight, within the framework of various cooperation agreements linking both nations.

Besides, Medina and Urs addressed police training support, as well as the possibility of replicating a citizen security project, among other topics.

In this regard, both authorities reaffirmed their commitment to continue joining efforts on these matters.

They also discussed the possibility of expanding the cooperation to other security areas of particular interest to Peruvian authorities.

The meeting also featured PNP Director General Richard Zubiate, among other high-ranking officials.

(END) NDP/LIT/JAA/MVB

Published: 5/9/2018
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