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Peru and Australia to sign a Free Trade Agreement at APEC


Presidente Kuczynski ofrece mensaje a la Nación. Foto: ANDINA/Prensa Presidencia

Presidente Kuczynski ofrece mensaje a la Nación. Foto: ANDINA/Prensa Presidencia

13:13 | Lima, Nov. 6.

The Governments of Peru and Australia will sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) within the framework of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum's (APEC) Leaders' Meeting taking place this week in Viet Nam, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski announced Monday.

Within this framework, the Head of State said he will hold a bilateral audience with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and other authorities.

He will also meet with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping —in order to boost and deepen bilateral relations— as well as with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang.

"We will have bilateral meetings with all Heads of State. We are going to hold a very special meeting with the Prime Minister of Australia in order to sign a Free Trade Agreement that has been discussed and negotiated in recent months. It is ready," he expressed.

The 25th Summit of Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) and the APEC-Business Leaders' Summit (APEC-CEO Summit) will be held in the city of Da Nang.

On this occasion, the Summit's motto will be: "Creating New Dynamism, Fostering A Shared Future."

The leaders of the 21 APEC economies —as well as 10,000 delegates and more than 2,000 executives— will be present at the event.


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Published: 11/6/2017