United States Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken
12:33 | Washington D.C. (U.S.), Jul. 27.
spoke with Peruvian President-Elect Pedro Castillo
and offered congratulations to the people of the South American nation for an electoral process indicative of a strong and vibrant democracy, U.S. State Department Spokesperson Ned Price
According to the spokesperson Price
, the chief of U.S. diplomacy thanked Peru for its support in addressing the Venezuela crisis and expressed his hope that the nation would continue to play a constructive role in addressing the deteriorating situations in Cuba and Nicaragua.
"He emphasized the United States remains a steadfast economic partner to Peru and reinforced our shared commitment to promoting inclusive economic prosperity, protecting the environment, addressing the climate crisis, improving public health, and ensuring educational opportunities for all," Price added.
Blinken also applauded Peru's efforts to combat illegal logging, illegal mining, narcotics smuggling, human trafficking, and corruption.
Lastly, the Secretary of State celebrated the enduring partnership and long history of close cooperation between the two nations during Peru's Bicentennial.