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Brazil and Peru seal strong integration and cooperation alliance

Tuesday, November 12th 2013 - 23:54 UTC
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 Humala and Rousseff  at Government House in Lima Humala and Rousseff at Government House in Lima

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala and Brazil's Dilma Rousseff agreed on Monday to promote regional integration and trade as they marked the 10th anniversary of the bilateral strategic alliance. Rousseff arrived Monday in Lima on her fourth visit to Peru since Humala took power.

 Rousseff called the strategic alliance an “invaluable framework for our relations,” one that has produced “a series of bilateral projects implemented with very concrete results for our citizens”.

The strategic alliance has a 24-point agenda, among which is the two countries' physical and economic integration through infrastructure projects for roads, electric power and ports.

Among the completed projects, Rousseff acknowledged the “enormous benefits of the Inter-oceanic Highway, which has brought trade, tourism and development to the states of Acre, Rondonia and Mato Grosso in Brazil, and to Arequipa, Cuzco and Madre de Dios in Peru.”

Humala said Monday was a momentous day because the strategic relationship with Brazil has been consolidated and accords have been signed that constitute a road map to the future of this association.

Some of the pacts discussed Monday dealt with the production of medicines to fight malaria and tuberculosis, cooperation in the fields of science and technology, and the integration of the two countries' shipbuilding industries, Rousseff said.

Peruvian exports to Brazil rose to 1.17 billion dollars between January and August of this year, while Peru imported 1.49 billion worth of goods from Brazil, according to official figures from Peru.

Rousseff also revealed that she agreed with Humala to create a working group to study building a railway linking the neighboring countries and boosting Internet connectivity.

Categories: Politics, Brazil, Latin America.

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  • Anglotino

    Great to see concrete infrastructure projects that link Brazil with Peru and through Peru with Colombia, Ecuador and Chile

    Nov 13th, 2013 - 01:00 am 0
  • redp0ll

    Rather than build new infrastructure, why not improve the old? The Amazon has been used as water highway from Iquitos in Peru for decades so improve what's already in place

    Nov 13th, 2013 - 01:35 pm 0
  • Elena

    Looks like Brazil partnership with Peru to get to the Pacific is going well, I just wish Mercosur and Pacific Alliance could get a little closer to get even more of this kind of partnerships in the future.

    redpoll: I agree, that´s always nice indeed, in general the region needs to invest a lot in infraestructure.

    Nov 13th, 2013 - 05:32 pm 0
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