News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. July 8, 2011: U.S. President Barack Obama has pledged to help increase the “economic and social inclusion” of Peru.
His comments came after he dropped in to visit with Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala, Wednesday, who takes office later this month.
Obama dropped by Wednesday while the incoming Peruvian leader was meeting with U.S. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon and emphasized U.S. commitment to supporting Peru’s efforts to implement market-based economic policies.
Humala for his part says it is his intention to strengthen ties between the U.S. and Peru. He was elected last month in a runoff, narrowly defeating Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of imprisoned former president Alberto Fujimori.