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Peru FA Min reiterates commitment to working closely with SMEs

14:26 | Lima, Nov. 19.

Peruvian Foreign Affairs Minister Gustavo Meza-Cuadra on Tuesday reiterated his portfolio's commitment to continue working closely with the country's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

In this sense, the cabinet member said that —since he assumed the post on October 3— one of the ministry's main priorities is for the foreign policy to be at the service of citizens, especially of those in need.

In this sense, he noted efforts join small entrepreneurs, business guilds, ministries, and all organizations that are able to engage in the praiseworthy effort for SMEs to have a presence in international markets.

"The need of the small business-owner to go out to international markets is clear and not expected to be an adventure for one or two times, but to be something permanent and consistent with the highest qualities required by the products shipped to international markets," Meza-Cuadra expressed.

Therefore, he stressed that the Foreign Affairs Ministry puts at the service of this group of business people the network of representations and missions abroad, which include more than 60 embassies and at least 70 consulates.

Likewise, the diplomat said that —as part of this effort— the Government actively participated in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) meetings that took place in Chile earlier this year. They served to address the development and internationalization of SMEs.

Remarks were made during the Expo Empresas 2019 event aimed at promoting business coordination among SMEs.

The program was organized by Peru's privately-run National Confederation of Private Business Institutions (Confiep).

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Published: 11/19/2019
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