Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Gregory W. Meeks, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Albio Sires, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, Migration, and International Economic Policy, issued the following statement after the National Electoral Tribunal declared Pedro Castillo the President of Peru:

“We congratulate the Peruvian people on concluding a peaceful election process. We are glad to see that all parties appear ready to respect the will of the electorate and the results certified by the country’s independent electoral authorities. The people of the United States and Peru share a strong bond, and we look forward to working with President-elect Castillo to strengthen this important relationship.”