The diplomat stressed the fact that Venezuela has recently become Peru’s largest trading partner with regard to non-traditional exports, paving the way for a new bilateral relationship.
"This year Venezuela became the main destination for our non-traditional exports, which means special attention should be paid to this relationship," he said.
Raygada recalled that Peruvian President Ollanta Humala’s visit to Venezuela early this year helped "relaunch relations" between the two countries.
The ambassador went on to praise the success of Peru-Venezuela Expo, a two-day meeting of productive complementarity held on August 16-17 in Caracas. The event was attended by a large number of local companies in the private and public sectors.
The Peruvian delegation, including some fifty Peruvian companies, was headed by Peru’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Jose Luis Silva