Viet Nam attaches importance to multifaceted cooperation and enhancing relationship with Peru, especially in economy, trade and investment, said State President Nguyen Minh Triet at a meeting with Peru’s Ambassador to Thailand cum Viet Nam Carlos Velasco Mendiola in Hanoi on Sept. 15.
The State President spoke highly of Peru’s efforts in organizing APEC year 2008 and expressed support for topics and contents to be discussed at the APEC 2008 Economic Leaders’ Meeting.
As a developing economy, Viet Nam pays special attention to the role of education in socio-economic development, President Triet stressed.
Viet Nam is also interested in how to boost trade and investment cooperation with APEC members, disaster prevention and emergency, and APEC renovation, he added.
In his opinion, Viet Nam and Peru can intensify cooperation and viewpoint exchanges at all levels and increase their roles in APEC in particular and in the international arena in general as they are developing countries and possess long-lasting cultures and histories.
He also affirmed that Viet Nam, host of the APEC 2006, is willing to share experience with Peru in organizing the APEC year 2008, saying he believed that Peru will successfully host the event.
The Peruvian ambassador said he hoped sci-technology cooperation between the two countries will further develop.
A join oil exploration and production contract between PetroVietnam Exploration and Production (PVEP) and PeruPetro SA signed recently opened a new prospect for economic cooperation between Viet Nam and Peru, he said.
The ambassador also said that Peru’s President Alan Garcia Perez backed the open of respective countries’ embassies in Hanoi and Lima.
He took this occasion to convey President Perez’s invitation to State President Nguyen Minh Triet to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) 2008 in Lima, Peru in November.
This year’s APEC is themed “A new commitment to Asia-Pacific development.” Host Peru will propose such priorities as the role of education, strengthening technology transfer towards narrowing development gaps and strengthening corporation social responsibilities.