Presidential Transition Reaffirms Strength of Democracy in Peru

March 23, 2018

The United States looks forward to working with President Martín Vizcarra following the constitutional transfer of power. We will continue advancing our bilateral relationship based on our shared values of democracy, security, mutually beneficial trade, and respect for human rights.

The United States is pleased to work with Peru at the April Summit of the Americas in Lima, where we will reaffirm our hemisphere’s collective commitment to democracy.

As a hemisphere, we believe in representative democracy, including the separation of powers, the exercise of power in accordance with the rule of law, and accountability in governance. Peru’s adherence to its constitution during this transition reflects its strength as a resilient democracy consistent with the principles articulated in the Inter-American Democratic Charter.