Peru, Japan reiterate will to boost integration and trade

Peru, Japan reiterate will to boost integration and trade

12:09 | Lima, Jun. 13.

Deputy Ministers for Foreign Affairs Nestor Popolizio and Keiichi Katakami led the first meeting of the Peru-Japan Political Dialogue Mechanism last Thursday at Peru's Foreign Ministry headquarters, it was reported.

During the audience, both government officials highlighted their institutions' readiness to continue to hold high-level exchange visits, as well as to promote bilateral trade, investments and tourism. 

The deputy ministers also expressed interest in starting negotiations towards a Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement.

Topics addressed also included programs to reinforce ICT capacities and the deepening of cooperation in various fields, such as development, mining, sports and education. 

Regarding the latter, the countries underscored progress made in Japan's scholarship program. 

On the other hand, Deputy Minister Popolizio thanked the Japanese Government for the humanitarian aid provided in response to "Coastal El Niño" phenomenon floods and landslides, which battered the Inca country earlier this year. 

In this sense, the diplomat referred to Peru's infrastructure investment opportunities, particularly as part of the reconstruction of disaster-stricken areas

In addition, the top officials discussed activities to be carried out in 2019 to celebrate the 120th anniversary of Japanese migration to Peru. 

Similarly, the agenda covered Peru's aspiration to join OECD by 2021, cooperation to face climate change, Peru's recent election as UN Security Council non-permanent member, as well as Japan's observer role in the Pacific Alliance.

The said meeting follows on the Peru-Japan Joint Declaration inked by Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last November.


Published: 6/13/2017