Peruvian Independence Day
Secretary of State
The United States and Peru continue to be close friends and partners, both in the region and around the world. Our relationship is rooted in our shared respect for democratic governance, our commitment to free trade and open markets, and our vigorous defense of individual rights and civil liberties. Peru's development over the last decade confirms for the region and the world that dedication to these ideals remains the surest path to stability and economic growth.
I wish all Peruvians a peaceful and happy Independence Day celebration. We look forward to continuing the strong partnership between our nations as we strive to create a more inclusive and more prosperous future for our world.