President of the Republic, OllantaHumala, received his counterpart from Romania, Traian Basescu, who along with an important delegation made an official visit to Peru on 28th and 29th of January at the invitation of the Peruvian trustee.
During the visit, Romanian President made an intense program of activities that started with an audience held with President Humala at the Government Palace. During that, the two presidents exchanged views on the international situation and on the importance to strengthen bilateral ties based on common democratic values and the rule of law.
Heads of State, of Romania and Peru, have expressed satisfaction with the ratification by Peru’s Congress and the European Parliament in December last year, of the Multiparty Trade Agreement between Peru, Colombia and the European Union. They have also agreed that it is desirable to take advantage of the opportunities this agreement provides, and, thus, to increase trade exchange and mutual investments. Also, they stressed its importance because it contains provisions that allow consolidating the values of justice, the empire of law, democracy, equality and human rights, which both countries share. Likewise, Presidents Humala and Basescu agreed on the need to give priority to cooperation in education, including offering scholarships for Peruvianstudents, in sports and business fields also. Therewith, they have decided to promote cooperation in science and technology and seek to facilitate greater cultural exchange. It should be emphasized that a multi-sectoral delegation will visit Romania to explore opportunities of joint work.
Representatives agreed on the importance of maintaining the most rigorous respect for human rights, and prioritize the fight against poverty to adopt policies to allow social integration of their respective populations. They also recognized that the worldwide drug problem and crimes related to these, present serious threats for the societies involved, which must be faced in a more effective way through close cooperation between States based on the principle of shared responsibility. On the other hand, they expressed their commitment to fight terrorism and transnational organized crime, and the need to join efforts to combat these flagella.
Heads of state have reaffirmed their confidence in a peaceful solution of controversies and respect for international law, worth in this context being the role of International Court of Justice. During his visit, the Romanian President was received by the President of the Congress, Victor Isla, and by the mayor of Lima, Susana Villaran, who handed him the Medal of the City.
Romanian President thanked for the attentions received during his visit to Peru and he made an invitation to the President of Peru to visit Romania, where he will deem convenient.