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NOVO-OGARYOVO, November 7 /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that his contacts with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala would help Russia join interesting projects with Latin American states.
Russia and Peru have recently marked the 150th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations.
Peru is Russia’s long-standing and reliable partner, the Russian president said after talks with the Peruvian leader held in a narrow format.
“I am sure that your visit will give a new good impetus to our bilateral relations. It will help Russia to join interesting and long-term processes in Latin America,” Putin said.
The Russian head of state added that Russia had always shown interest in the life and history of Latin America. He gave a hearty welcome to his Latin American guest who is paying his first official visit to Moscow and wished him a nice time in Russia.
“I am sure that your visit will be busy and will be filled with meaningful content, which will open up new opportunities for developing our bilateral ties,” Putin concluded.
President Ollanta Humala, in turn, said that his visit to Russia was extremely important and that the Russian-Peruvian ties had been long and fruitful.
“My visit to Russia confirms the desire of my government and my country to strengthen and develop friendship and cooperation between our countries,” President Humala stressed.
He added that several treaties were expected to be signed after today’s talks. It is the result of fruitful work that has been under way for the past few years, the Peruvian leader said adding that he hoped that the signing of those documents would help deepening economic and trade relations between Russia and Peru.
“I assume that Latin America, including Peru, is at that stage (of development) that allows us to enhance our relations in the region on the whole and improve our bilateral relations with Russia,” he said.