10:01 | Lima, Jun. 08 (ANDINA).
The governments of Peru and Colombia have agreed to promote trade, tourism and investment through closer cooperation between the public and private sectors.
The agreement was signed at the 5th Meeting of the Peru-Colombia Binational Technical Committee on Trade, Tourism and Investment, which was held on June 6-7 in Iquitos, a city in northeastern Peru.
As part of the agreement, the two countries will work together in establishing an integrated customs system to facilitate foreign trade operations.
Peru and Colombia will also work to reach a framework agreement between the Chambers of Commerce in their border regions to strengthen cooperation in the areas of trade, industry and investment.
Moreover, they agreed to support the development of micro, small and medium enterprises in the border area and promote mechanisms for greater communication between Peru's National Agricultural Health Service and Colombia's National Institute of Food and Drug Monitoring and the Colombian Agriculture Institute.