Statement by Foreign Affairs Minister on situation in Peru

Statement

March 23, 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

“Canada offers its unwavering support to Peru through this challenging period. We look forward to working with the new president, Martín Vizcarra, to further deepen relations between our two countries. As outgoing Ambassador of Peru to Canada, President Vizcarra helped forge a closer Canada-Peru partnership across key areas including trade and investment, education cooperation and poverty reduction.

“Canada and Peru also enjoy a close relationship and a shared commitment to social inclusion, democracy and human rights. Together, we promote these common values abroad in the UN, the Organization of American States and other organizations and forums, including through the Lima Group, where we have collaborated on addressing the political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.

“Canada looks forward to attending the eighth Summit of the Americas in Peru next month.

“Canada is confident that Peru’s transition will be conducted in full respect of constitutional and democratic norms.”

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