Peruvian officials of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) met yesterday (February 9) with their country's president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, in Government Palace to invite him to participate in the activities that their organization is arranging to be held in Lima May 3-4 as part of celebrations of World Press Freedom Day.

In the name of the IAPA's president, Matt Sanders. the delegation, made up of Alejo Miró Quesada of Cosas magazine; Silvia Miró Quesada of El Comercio and Gonzalo Zegarra of Semana Económica, urged President Kuczynski to sign the Declaration of Chapultepec during an official ceremony scheduled for May 3 and to take part in a university conference on press freedom to be held on a university campus in Lima on May 4.

After learning that Kuczynski agreed to add his signature to the Declaration and to participate in the activities being organized by the IAPA in Lima Sanders, of Deseret Digital Media, Salt Lake City, Utah, declared "we are greatly honored that the Peruvian president is joining the list of those in government who have committed to the principles contained in the Declaration of Chapultepec, regarded as the most important one for our organization concerning the right to freedom of expression."