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President of Peru considers her official visit to China beneficial

Lima, July 3 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian President Dina Boluarte today described as productive and beneficial for her compatriots the official visit to China that she completed last week and highlighted her meeting with the president of that country, Xi Jinping.

In her first official public event after her return from China, Boluarte declared that “it has been a productive state visit, the results of which we will see in the short, medium and long terms.”

She said that she held an official meeting with her counterpart Xi Jinping, and they discussed China’s interest in key sectors of the Peruvian economy, which she considered important for the development plans of the South American country.

“We completed a busy work agenda that allowed us to consolidate our bilateral relationship in the political, economic, cultural and cooperation spheres, for the benefit of our compatriots,” said Boluarte, adding that the visit “strengthened the image of Peru as a reliable partner for investments”.

Regarding her contacts with Chinese companies, she reiterated that her government “will honor and respect the commitments adopted in 2021” with the firm Cosco Shipping Corporation Limited for the construction of the Chancay Megaport, a work that, she noted, “puts us on track to be the first logistics center in the South Pacific.”

She thus referred to a recent law that guarantees the exclusivity of the Chinese-Peruvian consortium made up of Cosco Shipping as the majority shareholder and with the Peruvian company Volcan, in the operation of the megaport.

The terminal, located 76 kilometers north of Lima, is scheduled for next November and its inauguration is expected to be attended by President Xi Jinping, who will also attend the Summit of the Economic Cooperation Forum (Apec). The Peruvian head of state added that the visit to China “allowed us to present to 250 businessmen the advantages of Peru for Chinese investors.”

She also mentioned among the results of her stay in that country, the signing of three protocols on phytosanitary requirements, seven memoranda of understanding on cooperation and an agreement with the Huawei firm to train 20 thousand young people in new information technologies.

She also mentioned that she held meetings with senior executives of six important Chinese companies, including the one that builds the Chancay Megaport and the one that operates the Las Bambas copper mine, in the southern Peruvian Andes.

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