Peru, U.S. expect concrete measures at Summit of the Americas

17:58 | Lima, Feb. 5.

Governments of Peru and the United States agreed on the need to yield concrete results —rather than mere statements— at the Summit of the Americas next April in Lima, Peruvian Foreign Affairs Minister Cayetana Aljovin affirmed.

According to the minister, the Summit of the Americas was one of the issues addressed at the meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, who is in Lima as part of a two-day official visit to Peru.

“We have discussed the Summit of the Americas and agreed on the importance of the theme chosen by Peru: Democratic Governance against Corruption. We also agree the Summit must lead to concrete measures rather than mere statements,” she said at a press conference along with the U.S. high-ranking authority. 

The meeting with Tillerson addressed the excellent bilateral relations between Peru and the United States.

Additionally, they agreed to articulate efforts to strengthen ties in other fields, such as investment.

Another topic was the participation of Peru in the United Nations Security Council.

In this respect, Aljovin said Tillerson thanked Peru’s willingness to “build consensus” within the Security Council.

Finally, the authorities discussed Peru’s attempt to join the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and Aljovin thanked the United States for its support on the matter.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson has landed in Lima for a two-day official visit to Peru as part of his first multi-stop trip to Latin America as Secretary of State.

The visit is intended to assess bilateral relations, the regional agenda and the preparations for the upcoming Summit of the Americas.

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Published: 2/5/2018

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