No problem with U.K. over nixing of ship visit
LIMA | Peru’s president has denied that problems exist in the country’s relations with Britain after Peru’s decision to cancel a visit by a British navy frigate.
Britain last week criticized the decision to cancel the warship’s visit. Peru said the visit was canceled out of solidarity with Argentina in its dispute with Britain over the Falkland Islands.
President Ollanta Humala said in an interview with the Peruvian television station Panamericana that “there is no impasse, no problem in the diplomatic relations between Great Britain and Peru.”
Mr. Humala said in the interview Sunday night that the cancellation of the visit is an “issue relating to the present situation.”
He said Peru’s relations with Britain “continue moving forward.”