Peru's President Kuczynski to meet with U.S. counterpart Trump today

So far, Trump has welcomed the leaders of Britain, Japan, Canada and Israel to the White House since taking office on January 20.

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Peruvian government has announced on Wednesday that Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski will on Friday meet with US President Donald Trump at the White House.

According to media reports, Trump will likely to hear some straight talk about how his anti-trade and anti-immigrant rhetoric is alienating some of America’s closest allies.

"President Kuczynski will be the first Latin American leader welcomed by Trump" as president, according to his chief of staff, Fernando Zavala.


Zavala said the two conservative leaders plan to discuss bilateral cooperation and the fight against drug trafficking.

Peru's request for the extradition of former president Alejandro Toledo, who has been charged with graft and is believed to be in the United States is also likely to be on the agenda of the talks. The White House has, however, not yet formally confirmed the visit.

During the U.S. presidential campaign, Kuczynski had criticised the Trump, saying he would cut diplomatic relations with the U.S. “with a saw” if  Trump followed through on his pledge to build a wall with Mexico which he compared to the Berlin Wall.

Trump has, so far, welcomed the leaders of Britain, Japan, Canada and Israel to the White House since taking office on January 20.