The visit of US Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman to Peru this week reaffirms the high level of bilateral relations between the two countries, the Peruvian Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.
“The ties with the United States are very important to Peru, as the North American nation is our second largest trading partner, after China, and it is the main source of non-refundable cooperation due to the close friendship that we maintain, ”the ministry said. .
In addition, the government department noted that the United States is one of the most important cooperating countries in the fight against COVID-19, the second largest source of tourists and the main migratory destination for Peruvian citizens.
In the economic field, the will to develop trade and attract quality investment in Peru – at a time when the economy of the South American nation is emerging from the crisis caused by the containment measures – were expressly conveyed during meetings with President Castillo and Minister Maurtua.
The trade promotion agreement signed by the two countries in 2009 has been very useful. Trade in goods and services grew by more than 50%, from US $ 11 billion to US $ 17 billion in its first decade in effect.
One factor that should be highlighted, he said, is the creation of 6,500 new export companies, of which over 90% are micro and small enterprises.
For this reason, the commercial benefits were distributed to a large extent of the Peruvian society.
(FIN) DOP / VVS / RMB