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Peru’s Independence Day
July 28, 2021

On behalf of the United States and the American people, I send our best wishes to the people of Peru as you celebrate the 200th anniversary of your independence.

The values we share and our commitment to democracy, equitable economic growth, respect for diversity, educational opportunity, and security have sustained our strong partnership across generations.  We remain committed to working with Peruvians on our common goals.  We congratulate Peruvians on your recent elections, an exemplary democratic process.  We welcome Peru’s staunch defense of the principles embodied in the Inter-American Democratic Charter, your offering of safe haven to Venezuelan migrants and refugees in Peru, and your leadership in promoting a peaceful return to democracy in Venezuela.  We thank Peru for its vital cooperation in responding to our hemisphere’s COVID-19 recovery.  We look forward to continuing to work with you to strengthen environmental protections and tackle the climate crisis.  The United States and Peru will continue to work together to promote economic prosperity, combating corruption, defending human rights, and advancing security cooperation.

The United States wishes the people of Peru a happy Independence Day.