Blinken spoke to the President of Peru and urged her to make reforms
The US State Department announced Sunday that Secretary Anthony Blinken spoke Friday with Peruvian President Dina Polarte, whose country has been rocked by bloody protests since her predecessor Pedro Castillo was dismissed.
During the December 16 call, Blinken encouraged "civilian authorities and institutions in Peru to redouble their efforts to initiate necessary reforms and protect democratic stability," according to US State Department spokesman Ned Price.
The US Secretary of State also stressed "the need for all Peruvian parties to engage in constructive dialogue in order to reduce political divisions and focus on reconciliation."
"The United States looks forward to working closely with President Polwarty on shared goals and values related to democracy, human rights, security, anti-corruption, and economic prosperity," he added.
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