Peru President to reinforce ties with France, Spain

Nueva York, set. 20. El presidente Pedro Pablo Kuczynski dialogó hoy con el rey de España, Felipe VI; en el marco de la Asamblea General de Naciones Unidas, actualmente en marcha en Nueva York.Foto.Andina/Presidencia

19:00 | Lima, May. 26.

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's upcoming visit to France and Spain this June will strengthen the Inca country's relations with both European nations, foreign affairs analyst Juan Velit affirmed.

"In my view, the President's trips are always of utmost importance and especially, in this case, regarding the two States he will visit in June," Velit told El Peruano official gazette.

In this sense, the expert highlighted Peru and France's close historical ties, dating back to the Inca nation's Independence campaign and the war with Chile. 

Likewise, he referred to both countries' long-standing military cooperation, including a French delegation that arrived "to modernize the [Peruvian] Army and stayed in Peru for 52 years."

Similarly, Velit underlined Peru's ties with Spain, as "one of our halves comes from Spain and the other one from the Tahuantisuyo [Inca empire] […]."

In addition, he noted the trip will be an opportunity to meet with international investors. 

President Kuczynski will first visit Paris (France) at the invitation of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the French Economy and Finance Ministry. 

The Head of State will then head to Madrid (Spain) for an official visit to Spanish King Felipe VI and President of the Government Mariano Rajoy, among other high-ranking authorities. 


Published: 5/26/2017
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