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Mick Jagger visits Peru
President Humala meeting with Mick Jagger (Photo: Andina/Presidencia de la República)
October 10, 2011
Mick Jagger, lead singer of legendary band The Rolling Stones, arrived in Peru on Friday night.
Jagger met with President Humala on Sunday, at the Government Palace.
According to the President’s press secretary, First Lady Nadine Heredia and Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Jose Luis Silva were also in attendance.
Jagger’s visit is solely as a tourist according to Jose Koechlin, president of Peru’s Hotel Society
"It's a private visit from a person who wants to come to Peru to enjoy his free time. It is a tourist visit, he is happy to come here," said Koechlin, who was near Jagger’s interpreter on Sunday.
He told Andina news agency that it was a "positive visit" for Peru, and declined to comment on what destinations Jagger would travel to next.
"Respecting his privacy is a sign that we welcome people who come to the country and will be a message to other musicians who want to visit. He honored us by coming here and we honor him by maintaining his privacy," he said.
Jagger also had lunch at the restaurant at the Rafael Larco Herrera Archaeological Museum before heading to Jorge Chavez International Airport, to board a private jet bound for Puerto Maldonado.
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