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China to donate over US$7 million in equipment to Peru Armed Forces

ANDINA/Difusión

09:45 | Lima, Dec. 17.

The People’s Republic of China will donate 50 million yuan (more than US$7 million) in equipment and materials to the Armed Forces of Peru, on a military assistance basis and as part of the existing bilateral cooperation in defense.

This donation will be made possible thanks to the Military Cooperation Agreement between Peru’s Defense Ministry and the Chinese Ministry of National Defense signed on Thursday.

In November, during an official visit he paid to our country on the occasion of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed his willingness to provide military assistance as part of the good relations between the two nations.

The deal was inked by Deputy Minister of Defense Policies Librado Orozco Zapata and Chinese Ambassador to Peru Jia Guide.
 
The Peruvian official affirmed this military assistance falls within a broader process of understanding and cooperation within the framework of a strategic alliance between Peru and China, and went on to stress that future cooperation must focus on technology transfer.

Likewise, he recalled China had already donated equipment worth 70 million yuan to Peruvian Armed Forces in the 2012-2014 period, and this grant simply confirms the good level of relations.

On the other hand, the Chinese diplomat referred to President Kuczynski’s official visit to China and the trip President Xi Jinping made to Peru, and said they both strengthened the bilateral relationship and provided conditions to build ties between both Armed Forces.

(END) NDP/JCC/RMB

Published: 12/17/2016
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