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Fiji and Peru aspire to strengthen bilateral relations

The bilateral relations between Fiji and Peru will strengthen in common development goals which includes resilient economic recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and climate crisis.
This was articulated at a courtesy call received by the Permanent Secretary Office of the Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs, Mr Yogesh Karan from the non-resident Ambassador of Republic of Peru to Fiji, Mr Vitaliano Gaspar Gallardo Valencia today (14/09/22).PS Karan highlighted that Fiji’s shares similar climate leadership interests with Peru having served as COP20 President, and Fiji as COP23 President. As past COP Presidents, both the nations have pledged to work closely to ensure the COP27 in Egypt, delivers an ‘ambitious and action-focused’ outcome, in November, this year.
PS Karan said the Fiji High Commission in Australia will work closely with the Peru Mission to expand collaboration between the two nations.In response, Ambassador Valencia acknowledged Fiji’s commitment to advance issues of importance at regional and global levels. He commended Fiji’s swift efforts to revive the Fijian economy by reopening the borders and rebuilding back better through continued cooperation with the development partners.Ambassador Valencia said Peru is keen to learn from Fiji on many aspects, one of which is Fiji’s unwavering commitment to UN Peacekeeping.The meeting also touched on ways the two nations can work closely to build back better through the impacts of the pandemic, climate change and the Russia-Ukraine crisis.He thanked PS Karan for the discussions they had on enhancing the collaboration between the two nations and he also is grateful for the kind hospitality accorded to him during his visit to Fiji.The meeting unfolded discussions on opportunities for increased cooperation in trade and investment, tourism, agricultural sector and fisheries, renewable energy, amongst others.PS Karan congratulated Mr Valencia on his new appointment with assurances of the Fijian Government’s support in elevating Fiji and Peru’s cooperation.


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