Top leadership of Peru has acknowledged that their
country has a lot to learn and benefit from the success story of India and
resolved with India to significantly enhance trade relations as the two
countries celebrated 55 years of diplomatic ties in Lima on May 11, 2018, says
a press release.
Vice President Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu held extensive
talks with President, Prime Minister and senior Ministers of Peru in Lima on 12
May 2018 on a range of issues indicating specific areas for enhanced
engagement. He spoke at length about Indiaís strength in supply of quality and
cost effective generic medicines, Information Technology, defence equipment,
Science & Technology, Space applications etc.
During the delegation level talks, the Peruvian Prime
Minister Mr.Cesar Villanueva Bardales, leading a delegation of four ministers
and senior official noted that India is acknowledged as a leader in pharma
sector and Peru could take benefit of the same. Health Minister of Peru
Ms.Silvia Pessah Eljay suggested that Indian Government may do needful to
enable Indian Pharma companies set up generic medicines production facilities
in Peru. Peruvian side agreed to consider suggestion of Shri Naidu for hassle
free registration of Indian pharma companies for supply of medicines.
Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru
Mr.Rogers Valencia Espinoza, while speaking of the potential of bilateral trade
between the two countries said Peru was keen about concluding a Comprehensive
Free Trade Agreement with India. He mentioned that two rounds of discussions
were already in this regard and the third round is to be held in Delhi in
August this year. He stressed on the need to conclude this agreement at the
earliest for mutual benefit.
Peruís Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Nestor
Popolizio Bardales stressed that India deserved to be a Permanent member of the
United Nationís Security Council in line with its size, role and
responsibilities in the global scheme of things. He reiterated Peruís support
to India in this regard.
Referring to the success of Information Technology
Centre in Peru set up by India, the Peruvian side more such centres in other
parts of the country.
Earlier, during his talks with the President of Peru,
Vice President Shri Naidu said that 55 years of diplomatic ties between the two
countries is an important landmark and it was time to assess the achievements
so far to chart out a clear course of action to realize the full potential.
Peruvian President said his country is closely
watching Indiaís progress in different sectors including its transition from an
agrarian economy to being an IT leader with strong capacities in Science &
Technology, space sector etc. He informed Shri Naidu that concerned ministers
were asked by him to make time bond action plans for progressing on identified
areas of cooperation.
Sharing Shri Naiduís concern about terrorism,
President of Peru noted that while terrorists come out with new strategies, the
global community to act together to counter terrorism in all itís different
forms and shapes.
After the delegation level talks, India and Peru
signed an Agreement on Cooperation in New and Renewable Energy. Peru is a
founder member of the International Solar Alliance, established with India
taking the initiative.
Peruís External Affairs Ministry organized a special
programme in Lima commemorating the 55 years of diplomatic ties with India.
Peruvian youth performed Bharat Natyam which was appreciated by Vice President
Shri Venkaiah Naidu.