Princess Mako pays courtesy call on Peru president

Japan's Princess Mako has paid a courtesy call on Peru's President Martin Vizcarra during her official visit to the Latin American country.

Princess Mako, the eldest daughter of Crown Prince and Princess Akishino, visited the presidential palace in the capital Lima on Thursday.

The princess, wearing a kimono, attended a welcoming ceremony in front of the palace.

She then met President Vizcarra. She referred to the ceremony she attended the previous day to mark the 120th anniversary of the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to Peru.

She said she felt that Japanese-Peruvians are treated well in Peru. She added she hopes Japan and Peru will develop together.

Princess Mako also delivered a message from Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako expressing their hope that the 120th anniversary will serve as an opportunity to advance the two countries' relations.

Vizcarra reportedly said the Peruvian government and the people wish strongly to boost the bilateral ties with Japan.

After the meeting, Princess Mako attended a luncheon with the president and his wife.