Premier Li Keqiang (R) meets with Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sept 14, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]
On Sept 14, Premier Li Keqiang met with Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, to discuss developments in bilateral relations.
Forty-five years after the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Peru, bilateral relations have witnessed considerable development. On Sept 13, President Xi Jinping and President Kuczynski held a fruitful meeting and reached a new consensus that guides the development of bilateral relations, according to Premier Li.
China regards Peru as an important partner in Latin America and is willing to make joint efforts to further consolidate political mutual trust, expand pragmatic cooperation and exchanges in many sectors, strengthen coordination in international affairs, and promote a successful APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Peru this year, he said.
China is also willing to work with Peru to use bilateral free trade agreement and economic cooperation mechanisms to promote capacity cooperation in sectors of mining, energy, and infrastructure construction, boost the major railway project that connects the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, and advocate trade liberalization and investment facilitation, creating a favorable environment for economic and trade cooperation between China and Peru as well as China and Latin America, the Premier said.
Premier Li Keqiang meets with Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sept 14, 2016. [Photo/China News Service]
Kuczynski said bilateral relations witnessed development, and huge potential remains for mutual-beneficial cooperation. The Peruvian government is willing to learn from China’s development experience to further promote cooperation with China and welcomes Chinese enterprises to participate in infrastructure construction in Peru, including railways, subways, and ports.
The railway project that connects the Pacific and Atlantic oceans is of great significance, and both sides should carry out a feasibility study and actively promote the project. Peru is willing to work closely with China within the framework of APEC to oppose trade protectionism and promote trade liberalization, he said.