Ambassador Pareja and Ambassador Kenney discuss bilateral relations Peru, USA

Ambassador Carlos Pareja and Ambassador Kristie Kenney, Counselor of the Department of State, held a meeting to review the bilateral agenda between Peru and the United States and fine-tune the details for US President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit.

In October, Kenney met in Lima to discuss regional issues with the president of Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, and Chancellor Ricardo Luna.

“This conversation has allowed us to go over details concerning the APEC Leaders’ Meeting that will take place in our country, with the attendance of President Obama, and the bilateral meeting that will be held with President Kuczynski,” said Ambassador Pareja.

For her part, Ambassador Kenney highlighted the US government’s recent contribution of US$ 20 million through USAID to finance clean water development projects in our country.

“This cooperation is in perfect harmony with the priority given by President Kuczynski to the expansion of the supply of potable water and sanitation services in Peru,” said Pareja.

During the meeting, Kenney was accompanied by Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, María del Carmen Aponte, and Special Assistant to the Counselor of the Department and the chief of the Peru section in the Office of Andean Affairs, Toval McDaniel. The Ambassador of Peru was accompanied by Deputy Chief of Mission Agustín de Madalengoitia.