Peru, U.S. seek strengthened democracy and anti-corruption fight in LatAm

12:47 | Lima, Feb. 6.

Governments of Peru and the United States agree on the need to strengthen democracy and the fight against corruption in Latin America, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski affirmed.

His remarks were made following a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson at Lima's Government Palace on Tuesday. 

"We have discussed the Summit of the Americas, [...] in which we expect to reinforce democracy and the fight against corruption in Latin America [...]," he expressed.

Likewise, the Peruvian leader pointed out the Lima Group is ready to comment on Venezuela's upcoming election.

"Certainly, we believe we must step up the humanitarian aid for Venezuela. Otherwise, we will have a country with serious problems in the middle of this thriving region," he said.

President Kuczynski thanked Tillerson for his government's support to Peru's candidacy for membership in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

According to the statesman, this gathering confirmed the strong relationship between Peru and the United States, not only in terms of trade but also in the fight against drug trafficking and corruption.

Additionally, Mr. Kuczysnki stressed the Peru-U.S. Free Trade Agreement has increased trade and yielded "good fruits" for both countries.

It must be noted Tillerson currently pays an official visit to Peru in order to deepen bilateral relations and discuss topics of common concern. 


Published: 2/6/2018