Hillary Clinton praises Peru’s economic development


The United States applauds the progress in Peru for economic inclusion, the reduction of poverty and greater opportunity for the Peruvian people, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said today in Lima, Peru.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is in Lima for the 40th General Assembly of the Organization of American States, said that the United States and Peru are working together to protect the environment and to move toward more sources of renewable independent energy to fuel the economy in Peru.

"The United States and Peru are working together to provide security for people and as President Garcia has discussed, that is security in their home, on the streets from crime, from drug traffickers and other threats," she added.

Clinton pointed out that U.S. President Barack Obama greatly appreciates the Peruvian Government’s support for non-proliferation, "especially to send a message of unity to Iran and North Korea that their actions pose a threat to the peace and stability of the world community."

During a brief press conference after meeting with Peruvian President Alan Garcia, the top U.S. diplomat noted that although this is her first trip to Peru she knows it will not be her last.

"I hope in my return visits to continue to see progress, that is reflected in the improved lives of the people, the opportunities for children to fulfill their God-given potentials by having access to education and health care, the opportunity for hard-working small businesses to access credit so that they can grow and create jobs and to see a country that is truly on the path of destiny," she said.

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