Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson briefly visited Lima on 19 May in a bid to reaffirm economic and financial relations between the UK and Peru. In a meeting with President Martín Vizcarra, Johnson stressed the UK’s desire to increase British investment in Peru, to firm up trading relations post-Brexit, and to take further steps to stem organised crime.

For his part, Vizcarra was keen to stress the importance given by his government to Peru’s attempts to become a full-member of the OECD. The British embassy in Lima has been a strong ally in this endeavour. Peru also wants to scrap the need for visas for Peruvians making short-stay visits to the UK.

On trade, Britain hopes to stand by the norms established under the EU-Peruvian free trade agreement “up until the end of 2020”.