Remarks With Peruvian Foreign Minister Ricardo Luna Mendoza

John Kerry
Secretary of State
Lima, Peru
November 17, 2016

QUESTION: How are your meetings going so far?

SECRETARY KERRY: Very good. Excellent.

QUESTION: Any concerns about protectionism in the United States after Trump’s election?

SECRETARY KERRY: I haven’t heard a word of it yet.

STAFF: Thank you, everyone. Thank you.

SECRETARY KERRY: No, everybody is looking forward to building on a good, solid trade relationship and we had good discussions.

QUESTION: Will the United States still be the leader of free trade going forward?

QUESTION: Are there concerns?

STAFF: Thank you. Thank you, everyone. Thank you.

SECRETARY KERRY: From my point of view and the President’s, yes.

STAFF: Thank you.

SECRETARY KERRY: It’s right there for me.