Lima, 6 June 2022 (TDI): The President of Peru, Pedro Castillo Terrones, will visit the United States on 7 June to take part in the Summit of the Americas.

Moreover, he will also participate in the IV Business Summit of the Americas. He will also hold meetings with youth representatives and will engage in other activities.

In addition, the Peruvian President will hold a series of bilateral meetings with his counterparts from the Americas.

He further plans to meet with US business leaders and representatives to strengthen Peru’s business and trade ties with the US.

The United States will host the 9th Summit of the Americas in the city of Los Angeles, California. The three-day summit will start on 8th June and till 10th June.

The theme of this hemispheric summit is “Building a sustainable, resilient and equitable future”. All countries of the Western hemisphere were invited except three.

The US has not invited Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua to the summit. The move was criticized by most American countries, including Mexico, Argentina, and the Caribbean countries.

Meanwhile, the United States has proposed to discuss and adopt the five political commitments on health and resilience in the Americas.

Peru co-chaired the negotiations on these commitments and took an active part in their formulation. These commitments involve seeking alternative energy to preserve biodiversity and tackle climate change, digital transformation, and democratic governance.

Previously, Peru hosted the last Summit of the Americas in 2018 in Lima. The Summit resulted in the adoption of the Lima Commitment: Democratic Governance against Corruption.

Peru will also host the 52nd General Assembly of the Organization of American States in October this year.

USA-Peru Relations

Peru and the United States established diplomatic relations in 1827. They enjoy a cordial relationship and strategic partnership.

Their ties are based on the shared values and interests of democracy, security, mutually beneficial trade, and human rights

The US supports Peru’s aspirations for regional leadership in the area of the fight against transnational criminal organizations.

In addition, Both countries also cooperate on a range of issues of mutual interest, including trade and economy, democracy, health, education, culture, and regional issues.

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