New Delhi: The Vice President of India H.E Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu paid an official visit to the Republic of Peru from 10th to 12th May 2018. The Vice President was accompanied by a high-level delegation including the Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, Shri Jasvantsinh Sumanbahi Bhabhor, four Members of Parliament and senior officers of the Government of India.
The visit began with a courtesy call on the President of Peru H.E Mr. Martin Alberto Vizcarra Cornejo who was accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru H.E. Mr. Nestor Popolizio Bardales and Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru H.E. Mr. Rogers Valencia. Both sides took note of the expanding relations between the two countries, and expressed a strong desire to deepen and diversify the multifaceted ties, and to elevate the bilateral relationship to a higher level.
Both Parties, with the view of working together to promote bilateral technical cooperation in new and renewable energy on the basis of mutual benefit, equality and reciprocity, signed an Agreement between the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Energy and Mining of the Republic of Peru on Cooperation in New and Renewable Energy.
The celebrations commemorating the 55th Anniversary of Establishment of Diplomatic Relations were held during the visit at the Centro Cultural Inca Garcilaso in Lima. The Vice President of India and the Foreign Minister of Peru delivered their addresses on the occasion. The event included traditional Indian and Peruvian cultural performances highlighting the rich cultural heritage of both countries.
The Vice President of India, Shri. M. Venkaiah Naidu, on behalf of the Government of India and his delegation, thanked the people and Government of Peru for the hospitality extended during his visit.