Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with Peruvian Foreign Minister Néstor Popolizio Bardales in Brasilia, Brazil. The two leaders discussed ongoing U.S.-Peru cooperation on counter narcotics and the importance of implementing a comprehensive approach to counternarcotics efforts.
Secretary Pompeo thanked Foreign Minister Popolizio for his leadership in tackling corruption and promoting transparency and good governance for investment in the region. He also applauded Peru’s efforts in accommodating more than 600,000 Venezuelan refugees and migrants who have fled the worsening economic and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Popolizio discussed the need to increase pressure on the Maduro regime to return democracy and prosperity to the Venezuelan people.