08:39 | Lima, Aug. 01 (ANDINA).
Peru and Sri Lanka agreed to promote and enhance bilateral commerce and trade relations during a recent meeting between senior diplomats of the two countries.
Newly-appointed Sri Lankan Ambassador to Peru, Raja Edirisuriya, last month met with Peru's Director General for the Americas, Claudio De La Puente, to discuss this issue and the current economic situation in their nations.
At the meeting, Ambassador La Puente proposed a visit of a Sri Lankan trade delegation to Peru with the aim of establishing more business opportunities, website Asian Tribune reported.
For his part, Ambassador Edirisuriya invited a group of Peruvian officials to visit Sri Lanka for the Commonwealth Business Forum, which will be held on November 12-14, 2013.
The diplomat mentioned that Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa has already extended an invitation to President Ollanta Humala to visit Sri Lanka for the Forum.
He mentioned the significance of the event as it provides an opportunity to meet 54 heads of state from Commonwealth nations and participate in the Business Forum with over 2000 business organizations.
Considering the role of Peru in the United Nations Human Rights Council, the ambassador briefed about the human rights situation in Sri Lanka after the war, including the progress achieved in resettlement, rehabilitation of ex-combatants, and reconstruction of war-devastated regions and requested Peru’s support at the UN Human Rights Council.
The non-resident ambassador of Sri Lanka to Peru presented his credentials to President Humala on July 12, 2013, together with other seven envoys.