U.S. House of Representatives Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) led a delegation of members of Congress to Lima, Peru, November 10-12. During the visit, the members met with leadership from the U.S. Embassy in Lima for a discussion of the Mission’s priorities: support Peru’s aspirations for regional and global leadership; build Peru’s institutional capacity to reduce the influence of transnational criminal organizations; promote economic opportunities for U.S. businesses; and strengthen citizen safety and security. Minister of Foreign Affairs Gustavo Meza-Cuadra and Vice Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Sayuri Batsona Matsuda hosted the delegation to discuss the U.S.-Peru relationship, including trade, security, and humanitarian assistance.
Congressman Scalise noted, “Peru is a strong regional partner with global ambitions and a bright future. I appreciated the opportunity to strengthen the ties between our two nations and learn more about Peru’s abundant resources, natural beauty, and robust economy. I commend the Peruvian government for their efforts to promote security and stability throughout South America. I also want to thank the Peruvian people for their wonderful hospitality and the men and women in the State Department for their assistance and expertise.”