Venkaiah Naidu held extensive talks with top leadership of Peru

Vastavam web: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has held extensive talks with the top leadership of Peru during his visit here, as the two countries marked 55 years of diplomatic relations.The Peruvian Peruvian Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva Bardales, leading a delegation of four ministers and senior officials noted that India is a leader in the pharma sector and Peru could benefit from the same.

Peru’s Foreign Minister Nestor Popolizio Bardales said India deserved to be a permanent member of the UN Security Council in line with its size, role and responsibilities in world affairs. He also reiterated Peru’s support to India in this regard.Health Minister Silvia Pessah Eljay suggested that the Indian government could enable India’s pharmaceutical companies to set up production facilities for generic medicines in Peru.leadership resolved to significantly enhance trade relations with India as it acknowledged that Peru can learn and benefit from the success story of India.Referring to the success of the information technology centre in Peru set up by India, the Peruvian side said more such centres could be started in other parts of the country.

Earlier, during his talks with Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra, Naidu said that 55 years of diplomatic ties between the two countries is an important landmark and it is time to assess the achievements so far to chart out a clear course of action to realise their full potential.The Peruvian president said his country is closely watching India’s progress in different sectors including its transition from an agrarian economy to being an IT leader with strong capacities in science and technology and the space sector.After the delegation-level talks, India and Peru also signed an agreement on cooperation in new and renewable energy.