Meeting between Ollanta Humala, President of Peru, and José Manuel Barroso
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, met with Ollanta Humala, President of Peru. During the joint press conference José Manuel Barroso stated that the EU and Peru were natural partners because they shared common values and principles, such as democracy, rule of law, human rights and a social market economy. He highlighted that they also worked closely in important areas such as combating climate change and drugs and that they both hoped to build an international system based on common standards. The EU was the biggest provider of aid to Peru with €135 million (2007-2013), of which 34 million was devoted to the Peruvian national strategy for combatting drugs.