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MOSCOW, May 29 (Itar-Tass) —— Moscow and Lima are coordinating the time of an official Russian visit of the Peruvian president, says a joint statement of the Russian and Peruvian foreign ministers posted on the Russian Foreign Ministry website.
Peruvian Foreign Minister Rafael Roncagliolo Orbegoso paid an official visit to Russia on May 29, 2012.
“The ministers discussed the current level of the bilateral political dialog and stressed the significance of its development, including high-level and summit contacts, for further deepening of bilateral relations,” the document runs. “The sides stressed their interest in an official Moscow visit of President Ollanta Moises Humala Tasso in the time to be coordinated by diplomats.”
“The ministers lauded the level of bilateral cooperation developed under the Treaty of Partnership signed on November 18, 2006, and their interest in further strengthening of the bilateral partnership. The ministers called for giving a boost to parliamentary relations and exchange visits of Russian and Peruvian lawmakers,” the statement runs.
“They expressed the mutual wish for regular political consultations of deputy foreign ministers and agreed to hold the next round of consultations in Moscow in the time to be coordinated by diplomats,” it says.
“The sides noted the importance of mutually beneficial trade and economic cooperation between Russia and Peru and investments. They expressed a common idea of the prospects opening up in the Russian accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). In this context the ministers stressed the importance of holding the second meeting of the Russian-Peruvian Intergovernmental Commission for Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation and Fishing due in Moscow in 2012,” the statement says.
“They reaffirmed the interest in more intensive scientific and technical contacts, primarily in peaceful uses of atomic energy, space and information technologies, medicine and healthcare. They welcomed contacts between higher educational establishments and departments and expressed support to the rapider endorsement of new agreements,” the statement says.
Russia and Peru have regular political contacts on various levels. The meetings of the Russian and Peruvian presidents at the APEC summits in Shanghai in November 2001, Bangkok in October 2003, Santiago in November 2004, Sydney in September 2007 and Honolulu in November 2011 strengthened mutual understanding. The sides exchange messages on the summit level. The Russian and Peruvian foreign ministers met at the APEC summit in Hanoi in November 2006, at the 61st session of the UN General Assembly in September 2006 and at the 64th session of the UN General Assembly in September 2009. Sergei Lavrov made official visits to Peru in September 2007 and in August 2011.