Statement by Secretary Pompeo

Statement by Secretary Pompeo

Peru’s Independence Day

July 28, 2019

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend my warmest congratulations to the people of Peru on the anniversary of your independence.

The friendship between the United States and Peru is defined by our shared values of democracy, security, mutually beneficial trade, and human rights. Our partnership is strengthened by our work together in the region to promote democracy, to fight against transnational criminal organizations, to create greater economic opportunities, and to increase defense and security cooperation. This year, we also honor the tenth anniversary of the implementation of the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement, which has helped bring prosperity to citizens of both our nations.

I share my heartfelt good wishes to the Peruvian people today and in the year ahead.