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  • President Bush, President Toledo Meet with the Press March 23, 2002
  • President Bush, President Flores Meet with the Press March 24, 2002
  • President Bush, President Fox Hold Press Conference March 22, 2002

  • Food Assistance to Peru Under U.S. PL-480 Program
  • E-Business Fellowship for the Andean Region
  • Andean Trade Preference Act
  • Andean Regional Initiative
  • Andean Center of Excellence for Teacher Training
  • U.S.-Peru Memorandum of Understanding for the Protection of Cultural Patrimony
  • U.S.-Peru Debt Agreement Under the Tropical Forest Conservation Act
  • Renewal of Peace Corps Program in Peru
  • U.S. Support for Democracy in Peru
  • U.S.-Peruvian Cooperation on Counternarcotics

  • President's Trip to Peru
    "Peru is on the path toward greater freedom and greater prosperity."

    Andean Trade Preferences Act (ATPA). The President reaffirmed his commitment to a renewed and expanded ATPA, and renewed his call on the U.S. Senate to act quickly to pass legislation.

    Andean Regional Initiative. The U.S. will provide $782 million in fiscal year 2002 to the region to combat drug trafficking, strengthen democracy, and promote economic and social development.

    U.S.-Peru Trade and Investment Initiative. The President and President Toledo agreed to:

    • renew discussions on a bilateral investment treaty;
    • intensify exchanges on the investment climate, including resolving existing investment disputes;
    • organize a joint event in Lima this summer with U.S. firms and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the Export-Import Bank, and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency;
    • organize a fall 2002 regional trade mission led by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Evans; and
    • strengthen cooperation on sanitary and phytosanitary issues affecting agricultural trade.

    Andean Center of Excellence for Teacher Training. The President announced that the U.S. Agency for International Development will partner with a network of institutions in Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia to improve training of teachers and the quality of schools. The Center will be operational by year’s end.

    Renewal of Peace Corps Program in Peru. Peace Corps Director Gaddi Vasquez signed an agreement to re-establish the Peace Corps program in Peru, after a twenty-seven year hiatus. Volunteers will begin arriving in August, to work on health and agricultural development projects.

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