Mr. President of the Republic, my good friend, Mr. Carlos Cuaresma Sánchez, [President, Cuzco Regional Government], Mr. Carlos Valencia Miranda, [Mayor, Cuzco], Ladies and Gentlemen,
Thank you for your warm words of welcome. I have heard very carefully everything you have said.
It is a great pleasure to be with you today in this beautiful and historic city. Thank you for the very warm welcome you have extended to us. Too often, I find during my travels as Secretary-General, that my visit is confined to a country's official capital. So this is a welcome change of pace.