President Martin Vizcarra on Tuesday affirmed the friendship and trade ties between Peru and China have been strengthened over recent years, adding the donation of equipment from the Asian Giant to Peruvian Armed Forces is proof of that.
According to the Head of State, these necessary and useful supplies —which include modular bridges, cisterns, ambulances, buses, and trucks, among others— will enable the Armed Forces to react timely to earthquakes, frosts, and other natural phenomena.
It should be noted the supplies are worth ¥120 million (around US$18 million).
The donation was made in accordance with two military cooperation protocols signed between Peru's Defense Ministry and China's National Defense Ministry in November 2017.
Concerning public investment, President Vizcarra mentioned it reached S/33 billion (US$9.841 billion), thus breaking a historical record in Peru.
"All of this is part of the economic policy we are carrying out to maintain a clean and healthy economy that can grow and is aimed at improving the life of all the Inca nation's citizens," the Head of State added.
"We extend our warmest welcome to this kind of investments. We express our gratitude and hope this bilateral relation will grow each year (…)," the top official concluded.
Remarks were made during the corresponding equipment delivery ceremony at Peruvian Army headquarters in Lima.
The event was also attended by Defense Minister Jose Huerta and Armed Forces' High Command members.