Peru's new president sworn in with support from LatAm countries

Added On July 29, 2016

MEXICO CITY, July 28 (Xinhua) -- Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was sworn in Thursday as Peru's new president with support from Latin American countries.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who attended the swearing-in ceremony, greeted Kuczynski while stressing "the Mexican government's full disposition to strengthen cooperation between both countries," according to a press release published by the Presidency's Office.

The Mexican government said it believes that the continuity of the Mexico-Peru relations will "translate into new projects that will benefit our peoples."

"Pena Nieto's participating in the ceremony reflects Mexico's wish to continue diversifying and deepening bilateral relations," said the press release.

Mexico and Peru now maintain the highest level of political dialogue and are enjoying robust bilateral cooperation.

For his part, Bolivian President Evo Morales wished Peru's new president every success and congratulated the country on its 195th anniversary of independence.

The Bolivian leader said via his official Twitter account that he hoped to work more closely with Peru to benefit both nations.

Morales said the two countries should strengthen their brotherhood, especially due to the common past that unites them.

"For Peru and Bolivia, two neighboring countries with a common past, our mission is to create brotherhood for the equality and dignity of our peoples," he said.

Political analyst Miguel Rodriguez told Xinhua Thursday that the presence of six Latin American presidents and 80 international delegations at the inauguration ceremony confirmed Peru's position in the region.

He hailed Kuczynski's first speech as president with commitments to public health, education and a gradual economic policy.

However, Peru's opposition party, the Popular Force, which currently has an absolute majority in Congress, played down Kuczynski's speech.

Party member Lourdes Alcorta said the scope of the president's speech was "little or non-existent" with "a lot of idealism, hope and illusion."

Kuczynski's message did not reflect the reality since crimes in the street and health problems seem to be challenges that are too difficult for him to face, said Alcorta.