Peru to Foster Relations with Viet Nam, Says President

Peru's President Alejandro Toledo

Peru's President Alejandro Toledo has stressed that Viet Nam is becoming an important partner which Peru needs to foster its multi-faceted relations with at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum as well as in other areas of Peru's Asian strategy.

President Toledo made the remarks in Lima on April 27 when receiving Vietnamese Ambassador to Peru Nguyen Van Dao after his presentation of credentials.

He also lauded achievements Viet Nam has made in the renewal process, which helped paint "an impressive picture of a great nation."

The Government of Peru recently decided to open its embassy in Viet Nam and dispatched an ambassador to Ha Noi in order to boost bilateral relations.

The President affirmed that Peru would closely coordinate with Viet Nam to contribute to the success of the APEC Economy Leaders' Meeting slated for late 2006.

He said he believed that Viet Nam's experiences in hosting the event would be highly valuable for Peru when it hosts the 2008 APEC meetings.

On this occasion, Ambassador Dao briefed President Toledo about Viet Nam's current situation and affirmed the Vietnamese Government's and people's willing to foster the multi-faceted ties with Peru, particularly in economics and trade.

Source: VNA

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