Readout of the President's Call with President-Elect Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru
The President spoke by phone today with Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, President-elect of Peru, to congratulate him on his victory in the Presidential election. The President commended the Peruvian people for again demonstrating their commitment to democratic values through a peaceful election process. The two leaders reaffirmed the close relationship the United States and Peru enjoy and committed to work together to foster inclusive growth. In particular, they noted the promise of expanded economic ties under the Trans-Pacific Partnership and new opportunities for cooperation as Peru prepares to host the APEC Leaders' Summit in November. The two leaders also discussed developments in Latin America more broadly, including the importance of defending democracy and human rights.