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Peru Congress authorizes presidential trip to the U.S.
Photo: ANDINA/Prensa Presidencia
Lima, Feb. 16.
Peruvian Congress authorized President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's trip to the United States scheduled for February 23-27.
While abroad, the Head of State will hold a meeting with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump and attend a Princeton University event.
Previously requested by the Executive Power, authorization was granted at Thursday's permanent commission session.
Corresponding resolution will be published in official El Peruano gazette.
Earlier on today, Prime Minister Fernando Zavala attended the session to address the request by the Executive Branch.
U.S. President Trump last Sunday invited his Peruvian counterpart for an official visit to his country, in order to deepen bilateral relations, Peru's Foreign Affairs Ministry reported.
The invitation was made during a phone call, in which the U.S. Commander-in-Chief said he hopes to hold a meeting with Mr. Kuczynski.
Likewise, both leaders exchanged views on the status of bilateral relations and the wide range of possibilities to deepen them on the bases of the defense of democratic principles and fight against corruption.
Subjects discussed also included strengthening economic growth, the humanitarian situation in Venezuela, as well as the promotion of democratic governance in the region.