President Kuczynski: Peru seen as the country fighting corruption the most

Peru is seen internationally as one of the countries making the most efforts to tackle the scourge of corruption, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski affirmed upon arrival from the United States on Monday.

As images of former President Alejandro Toledo walking down a street abroad emerge, the Head of State reiterated the detention of Toledo —currently a fugitive from justice thought to be in the U.S.— is "a judicial matter." 

"The fight against corruption was addressed [during the meeting with Donald Trump]. Overseas, Peru is seen as the country working the most in this respect," he told reporters. 

With regard to the meeting with the U.S. Commander-in-Chief, Mr. Kuczynski noted President Trump welcomed him at the White House.

"He was joined by his main White House advisors, and I was accompanied by Foreign Minister Ricardo Luna," he added. 

Peru's leader explained the meeting covered one subject at a time, dealing with migration, trade, as well as the situation of other Latin American countries. 

Concerning commercial ties, he assured the foreign trade agreement (FTA) signed with the U.S. "is well protected."

Finally, the former Wall Street banker said he mentioned the 8th Summit of the Americas, to be hosted by the Inca nation next year.

"He [Mr. Trump] had not realized about it and asked me if all presidents were coming. I told him: 'If you come, then they’re all coming,'" he concluded.

As is known, the Head of State traveled to the North American country on February 23-27 to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump. 

The agenda also included a meeting with U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, as well as a speech and decoration at Mr. Kuczynski's alma mater Princeton University.