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On April 8, 2013, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala Tasso at the Great Hall of the People.
Li said Peru is an important country in Latin America and it is also one of the first Latin American countries to establish diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China. China is willing to work with Peru to constantly deepen friendly and mutually beneficial cooperation in accordance with the new consensus of building China-Peru comprehensive strategic partnership. Noting that the two economies are highly complementary to each other and enjoy broad prospect, Li suggested that the two sides should perfect the current cooperation mechanism, explore the potential of the China-Peru Free Trade Agreement and jointly resist trade protectionism. He also called on the two sides to upgrade bilateral trade, give play to the role of investment and expand cooperation in the fields of finance, infrastructure, science and technology and human resources so as to make pragmatic cooperation stronger.
China appreciates Peru’s positive attitude toward the establishment of the China-Latin America cooperation forum as well as the advancement of China-Latin America cooperation, said the premier. He said China is ready to work with Latin American and Caribbean countries, including Peru, to push for progress in China-Latin America cooperation, in a bid to benefit their peoples.
Humala said the economies of Asia and Latin America are full of vigor and vitality and are highly complementary to each other. China is Peru’s largest trade partner and source of foreign investment, said Humala. He said Peru attaches great importance to ties with China and will work closely with China to implement the results of this visit within the framework of the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership. He agreed to expand bilateral cooperation in the sectors of trade and investment, agriculture, infrastructure, education, science and technology, so as to promote the development of bilateral ties as well as China-Latin America relations.
Taken from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China: http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/zxxx/t1029675.shtml