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India-Peru meet
Oct 30, 2013

On the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Peru and India, the Vice President of India, Shri Mohammad Hamid Ansari has paid an official visit to Peru. 

During his visit, the Vice President of India had a special meeting with the President of the Republic of Peru, H.E. Mr. Ollanta Humala Tasso. The talks covered a wide range of issues pertaining to bilateral, regional and global matters of mutual interest and were held in a friendly and cordial atmosphere. 

The Governments of Peru and India reaffirmed their commitment to deepen the high degree of mutual understanding and cooperation that exists between the two countries, and to further consolidate and strengthen the existing ties between them in various fields, especially trade, investment, defense, education, culture, science and technology. 

The documents signed during the meet are listed as below:

a) Exchange Programme on Cooperation in the field of Education:

The exchange programme encourages exchange of research material, teaching aides; organization of joint conferences, training programmes; twining of institutions ; setting up chairs on contemporary studies; providing of scholarships for higher education.

b) Agreement on Defence Cooperation:

It aims at enhancing cooperation in the prevention of spread of weapons of mass destruction and tackling non-conventional threats like drugs & piracy; exchange of training expertise and personnel for military courses and collaborate in the spheres of defence equipment exports for mutual benefit.

c) MoU on Establishment of a Joint Commission:

India and Peru agree to establish a Joint Commission which will be an intergovernmental consultation mechanism at the Foreign Ministerial level to promote, strengthen and diversify bilateral relations.

d) Letter of Intent for Cooperation in the fields of Museum Development, Conversation of Movable Cultural Property and Dissemination and Promotion of Cultural Heritage:

It is to create specific cooperation programmes for exchange of experiences and training of specialists in the Museum sector; organizing international temporary exhibitions for dissemination of information on cultural heritage of both countries. 


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