India’s Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu was on a five-day visit to South America's Guatemala, Panama and Peru. This was very important visit as it will help to enhance and strengthen India’s bilateral relations with these nations and will increase trade, investments and cooperation among these countries.
Venkaiah Naidu on his final & third leg of his official tour reached Peru and held bilateral talks with Peru’s Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva Arevalo in Lima.
During the meeting of both the leaders, India and Peru discussed various bilateral and international issues of mutual interest. The discussions were held in the field of pharmaceuticals, space, defence, the supply of LPG, clean energy, agriculture and science & technology.
India and Peru's representatives also discussed the possibility of collaboration in Quinoa cultivation and processing with Peru.
Peru is an important country for multilateral issues for India and it supported India’s candidature for a permanent seat in United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Both countries agreed to work together to combat the menace of terrorism.