President Vizcarra: Peru seeks to strengthen trade, investment ties with U.S.

19:06 | Lima, Apr. 12.

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Thursday expressed his willingness to strengthen trade and investment ties with the United States during a bilateral meeting with U.S. Chamber of Commerce head Thomas J. Donohue.

At the gathering —held as part of the III CEO Summit of the Americas— the President underlined the excellent level of bilateral relations with the United States —one of the Inca nation's main trade partners.

Mr. Vizcarra remarked that his Government will pursue the same foundations in the field of foreign and economic policies.

Likewise, he reaffirmed that a special emphasis will be placed on the fight against corruption, as well as on promotion and consolidation of orderly and inclusive growth.

To do so, he finds it necessary to open new markets, as well as to encourage free trade and inflow of investments —factors that contribute to such goals.

Also, the Peruvian leader stressed the importance of the Peru-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, due to the complementary nature of its economies and the enormous potential that entails a future consolidation of said trade exchange.

For his part, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue showed interest in broadening the cooperation with Peru in terms of foreign trade and investments, with an emphasis in technological innovation and energy, among others.

Similarly, he noted his institution —regarded as one of the largest and most important ones in terms of trade— is committed to working non-stop so as to strengthen trade, economic, and investment relations with Peru.

In this sense, Donohue acknowledged Peru's institutional strength in overcoming the recent political crisis, thus ensuring democratic and economic stability.

The Head of State was joined by Ministers Nestor Popolizio (Foreign Affairs) and David Tuesta (Economy and Finance), while Donohue was accompanied by a U.S. delegation of senior business executives on the occasion.


Published: 4/12/2018