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Peru, Chile seek new impetus for ties


LIMA PERÚ, JUNIO 29. Firma de la Declaración conjunta de los Ministros de Relaciones Exteriores y Defensa del Perú y Chile con ocasión de la V Reunión del Comité Permanente de Consulta y coordinación Política. Foto: ANDINA/Melina Mejía

17:19 | Lima, Jun. 28.

The Governments of Peru and Chile are committed to giving new momentum to bilateral relations, Peruvian Foreign Affairs Minister Ricardo Luna said after signing a joint declaration following 'two-plus-two' talks in Lima.

Luna was joined by Chilean counterpart Heraldo Muñoz, as well as Peru's Defense Minister Jorge Nieto and counterpart Jose Antonio Gomez. 

The Peruvian diplomatic official affirmed the 'two-plus-two' (2+2) mechanism provides a landmark of international significance.
  
"It [the 'two-plus-two' meeting] confirms our willingness to foster mutual trust and cooperation through the revival of bilateral mechanisms," he added.

He underscored both sides' cooperation commitments made under the 'two-plus-two' formula regarding disaster management, peacekeeping operations, confidence-building measures, humanitarian demining, women's military participation, among other issues.

"I want to highlight our pledge to revive joint practices designed to face earthquakes in the border region; this will help manage and prevent climate change-related disasters," he continued.

Today's agreements will be will be forwarded to the Peru-Chile Binational Cabinet —set to take place in Urubamba city (Cusco region) on 7 July 2017— for approval.

'Two-plus-two' talks show the willingness of Presidents Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and Michelle Bachelet to work hand-in-hand to support both countries' development.

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Published: 6/28/2017