With the recovery of democracy in 2000, bilateral relations with the United States were relaunched and the bilateral agenda was broadened, a product of the coincidence of values and principles as democracy, rule of law, human rights and the respect for freedom.

 

One of the most relevant events in the relations between both countries was the visit to Peru in March 2002 of the President of the United States George W. Bush. This historic visit undoubtedly constitutes the best demonstration of our excellent bilateral relations, and reflects our shared political and economic objectives and values. That visit conferred a greater dynamism to our relationship, and established the basis for developing a new and substantive bilateral agenda.

 

Under the current external scenario, the United States is our main trading partner, and since our free trade agreement came into effect in 2009, our trade and investment have increased significantly.