Peru "an important partner country" - President
Peru – Bilateral relations – Statements by M. Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic, in his joint statement with Mr Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, President of Peru
Paris, 8 June 2017
Ladies and gentlemen,
I had the pleasure of hosting a meeting with President Kuczynski, and I thank him for this visit, which provided us with an opportunity to discuss bilateral and regional issues and several points of mutual interest. I myself, in turn, will have the pleasure of visiting Lima in September for the International Olympic Committee’s meeting, where the host city for the 2024 Olympic Games will be chosen.
Peru is an important partner country with which we cooperate on many issues; we discussed them and we’ll go on cooperating on them, be they satellites, technological cooperation or the economic cooperation we’d like to develop in transport, water and other areas.
During the meeting the President also confirmed to me Peru’s total commitment – and I welcome it – to protecting the achievements of the Paris Agreement. We’re both fully committed not only to full compliance with the Paris Agreement but also the desire we share to go beyond strictly minimum commitments.
The Peruvian President also told me of his viewpoint on the political situation in Latin America, which France is following very closely and for which we’ll support good intentions where appropriate. Among other things, he expressed his concern about the situation in Venezuela, which we’ll continue to discuss together.
Once again I thank the President for his visit, and I’ll be returning him the courtesy by visiting him in Lima in a few weeks’ time./.