India and Peru signed an
agreement in the field of Renewable Energy at Lima. The pact was signed in the
presence of Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and the Prime Minister Cesar
Briefing media in Lima, Secretary (East), Preeti Saran said, Mr Naidu had a
fruitful discussion with Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra, Prime Minister and
Minister for Foreign Affairs. During the meeting, the leaders discussed various
bilateral and international issues of mutual interest.
Vice President's visit comes at a time when India is celebrating the 55th
anniversary of establishment of Diplomatic Relations with Peru. Our
Correspondent covering the Vice President's visit said Mr Naidu, is in Lima on
the last leg of his visit to three Central American nations Guatemala, Panama
Talking to media in Lima, Secretary (East), Mrs Preeti Saran said, the
discussions were held in the field of pharmaceuticals, space, defence, supply
of LPG, clean energy, agriculture and science & technology. She also talked
about the possibility of collaboration in Quinoa cultivation and processing
She said that Peru is an important country for multilateral issues and all the
leaders strongly supported India’s candidature for a permanent seat in UN
Security Council. Mrs. Saran said that both the leaders have agreed to work
together to combat the menace of terrorism.
Vice President’s visit to Guatemala, Panama and Peru is very important as this
will enhance and strengthen the bilateral relations and will increase trade,
investments and cooperation among these countries.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has said, India and Peru may be separated by
geographical location but the two countries are united in the quest for
bettering the lives of the people.
Addressing the Indian Diaspora at Lima, Mr Naidu invited them to participate in
India's growth story and contribute in nation building. He lauded the efforts
of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said he unleashed a massive effort to make
up for the time and opportunities lost since independence.
The Vice President said Mr Modi has given the nation the mantra of Reform,
Perform and Transform which has found an echo across the nation.