Hui Liangyu Holds Talks with Peruvian Prime Minister
On September 23, 2011, visiting Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu held talks with Peruvian Prime Minister Salomon Lerner in Lima.
Hui first conveyed Premier Wen Jiabao's good wishes to Lerner. He said China's relations with Peru, one of the first Latin American countries to forge diplomatic ties with New China, have maintained a momentum of rapid development since the establishment of the China-Peru strategic partnership in 2008. The leaders of the two countries have maintained close contacts and deepened mutual political trust. Mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries has been deepening and cooperation area has increasingly broadened. With the implementation of the China-Peru Free Trade Agreement, bilateral trade and mutual investment have been growing fast and people-to-people exchanges expanding, Hui said. China attaches great importance to its relations with Peru and stands ready to take the opportunity of the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties and work with Peru to enrich the content of their strategic partnership and advance practical cooperation in various areas for the benefit of both peoples, he said.
On agricultural cooperation, Hui Liangyu emphasized that agriculture and animal husbandry hold an important position in both countries and the two sides have a lot of good experience and practice. Both sides should give full play to the role of joint committee on agricultural cooperation, strengthen cooperation on agricultural technology, agricultural economy and trade and promote common development of agriculture and animal husbandry of the two countries.
Lerner asked Hui to convey his cordial greetings and good wishes to Premier Wen Jiabao. Expressing agreement with Hui's comments on bilateral ties, he said since the establishment of diplomatic ties 40 years ago, Peru has always regarded China as a reliable friend, and was satisfied with the development of bilateral ties. High-level exchanges have played an irreplaceable role in promoting the development of bilateral relations. The Peruvian side is glad to see China create economic miracles, share development outcomes and realize mutual benefits with the world. The new Peruvian government views the bilateral ties from a strategic perspective, deems China's development an opportunity and welcomes continued Chinese investment in Peru. He hoped the two countries would expand cooperation in such areas as economy and trade, investment, energy, agriculture, mining, finance and power generation.
Following the talks, Hui and Lerner attended a signing ceremony of cooperation agreements on economy, technology and finance.