Peña Nieto Requests Peru’s Collaboration to Counter Drug Trafficking
By Dialogo September 25, 2012
On the evening of September 23, during a regional tour in Lima, Mexico’s elected president Enrique Peña Nieto, stated that Mexican relations with Peru would contribute to fighting against organized crime and drug trafficking.
Peña Nieto arrived at the Presidential Palace with his wife, Angélica Rivera, and was received by the Peruvian Head of State and his wife, Nadine Heredia. Nieto said that the relationship with Peru would benefit both countries, not only in trade, but also in efficient collaboration for public safety.
‘‘Today, Peru and Mexico concur on the need to generate economic growth for social development, to achieve social inclusion, so that we can obtain greater wealth to benefit our people,’‘ he stated.
For his part, President Humala mentioned Peru’s interest in working jointly with Mexico to strengthen bilateral relations.
‘‘We come from the same historical roots that continue to grow in the areas of economy, trade, and integration, which have been growing enormously in the past years,’‘ he added.
Peña Nieto arrived in Lima as part of a tour through regional countries, and so far he has visited Argentina, Guatemala, Colombia, Brazil, and Chile.