India and Peru Jointly celebrated the 50th Year of Establishment of Diplomatic Ties

Oct 27, 2013 10:52 IST

India and PeruIndia and Peru jointly celebrated the 50th year of establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries on 27 October 2013 in Lima. The occasion was celebrated during the three day visit of Indian Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari to Peru. He was on a three-day visit to Peru.

His visit assumes significance as India seeks to further strengthen India-Peru ties. Indian music and classical dance performance at the mini India cultural festival was showcased for Peruvians.

India established diplomatic relations with Peru in March 1963. India-Peru relations have traditionally been cordial and friendly. Since the 1990s, there has been an increasing economic and business content to the relationship. On the Peruvian side, an enhanced interest in the Asian region due to APEC membership, coupled with India’s image as a technologically advanced democratic developing country, as well as increased bilateral trade in recent years , has enhanced India’s importance. Peru is also a member of NAM and G-77. India and Peru cooperate closely on multilateral matters.

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