Sun. Apr 14th, 2024

The government of Peru has decided to open its embassy in Vietnam
as part of the South American country’s policy to strengthen friendship,
cooperation and political dialogue, both bilaterally and
multilaterally.

According to a decree published on
Peru’s official gazette on March 13, the move is one of Lima’s
efforts to consolidate its “strategic presence” in the Asia-Pacific
region and continue to expand political-diplomatic and economic-trade
ties with Southeast Asian nations.

The decree said
that Vietnam is a very important nation in Southeast Asia, which
serves as a bridge for expanding business operations to other regions.

Vietnam is also an important market that helps Peru boost its relations in the Asia-Pacific region, it added.

The document highlighted the dynamic development of the bilateral ties
in recent years, adding that both countries expect the early signing of
agreements on investment encouragement and protection and cultural
cooperation.

During their 3 rd political
consultation in Lima last week, the two sides expressed their wish
to strengthen cooperation in various fields.

Deputy Foreign
Minister Ho Xuan Son, who led the Vietnamese delegation at the event,
said that a senior delegation of the Vietnamese National Assembly will
visit Peru this month.

Since the establishment of
diplomatic ties in 1994, their two-way trade hit 180 million USD in
2012, tripling the figure five years ago.

The Vietnam National
Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) and the telecoms group Viettel are
implementing important projects in Peru.-VNA

By vivian