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Peru’s Piura Region nominated as candidate for Maryland Sister State Program

The Embassy of Peru in Washington commemorates the 100th anniversary of Machu Picchu’s re-discovery. Photo: ANDINA/Embassy of Peru

The Embassy of Peru in Washington commemorates the 100th anniversary of Machu Picchu’s re-discovery. Photo: ANDINA/Embassy of Peru

08:46 | Washington D.C., jul. 17.

Maryland Secretary of State John C. Wobensmith nominated Piura region as candidate for the Maryland Sister State Program during his visit to Peru’s Consulate General in Washington D.C.

The nomination was made official through a letter from Regional Governor Reynaldo Hilbck, who expressed the interest of such department located in northern Peru.

This way the process in charge of civil society of both communities gets started. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru, its implementation will strengthen trade and business ties as well as technology and education cooperation between Piura and Maryland.

Maryland Secretary of State will lead a business delegation on a visit to Piura in the coming months in order to promote direct contact between the two regions.
 
It should be noted that Maryland’s Port of Baltimore is one of the largest in the United States and Piura has a major port in Paita.

Established in 1980, the Maryland Sister States Program promotes international cooperation and understanding among participating states, regions, and provinces and oversees a wide range of international exchanges designed to promote a balance of business, educational, and cultural interests.

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Published: 7/17/2015
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