Peru: Politics and Government

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 13th December 2022.

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Photo of Fabian Hamilton Fabian Hamilton Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans he has to provide (a) technical or (b) economic assistance to the Peruvian government in tackling violent clashes between protestors and Peruvian police following the removal of former President Pedro Castillo from his post.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK places real value on our partnership with Peru. Our long-term commitment to the sustainable development of Peru is demonstrated through our Government to Government agreements focusing on the reconstruction and development of healthcare, education and risk prevention sectors, as well as our climate and trade partnerships. We are monitoring the situation in Peru following the impeachment of former President Pedro Castillo and will continue to hold an active dialogue with the new Peruvian administration under President Boluarte, including on human rights and values issues.

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