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Joint Statement between the United States and Peru includes clean energy and energy security promotion through ECPA

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

President Barack Obama with Peru’s President Ollanta Humala in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, on June 11, 2013. (Image: Latino Fox News)

Washington, D.C.-June 12, 2013-According to Newsroom America Feeds, Presidents Barack Obama and Ollanta Humala reaffirmed today their desire to establish a strategic partnership to further deepening cooperation on economic prosperity and social inclusion; education; science and technology; and citizen security. Their decision to bolster their bilateral relationship ensures facing relevant 21st century challenges and opportunities in a stronger, joint fashion. They also welcomed closer relationships at the state and local level to expand opportunities for mutual cooperation.

In the science and environment front, both nations resolved to work together to address the impact of global climate change. The two leaders welcomed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that lays out measures to enhance Peru’s capacity to design and implement a Low Emissions Development Strategy. Through the design and implementation of such actions, the United States and Peru intend to work together to reduce emissions from Peru’s largest greenhouse gas emission sources.

The two countries also intend promote clean energy and energy security throughout Peru under the auspices ECPA, and its “Connecting the Americas 2022” initiative. President Obama and President Humala affirmed their decision to work together toward successful outcomes at the international negotiations on climate change. This cooperation includes working together to building a new international climate regime that is ambitious, effective, and can attract the participation of all parties. They also welcomed strong and deepening cooperation on environmental related science and technology issues between the two nations, including the ongoing collaboration and exchange of experts, particularly in the maritime matters field.