Morocco, Peru mark 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations

Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Salaheddine Mezouar, started yesterday an official visit to Peru to mark the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Peru.

Mezouar will be received by the Foreign Minister of Peru, Eda Rivas who will hold a meeting at the Palace of Torre Tagle, where they will address the main issues on the bilateral agenda.

Subsequently, they will sign cooperation agreements and lead a central ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two nations.

The event will take place at the Centro Cultural Inca Garcilaso and will feature a documentary exhibition of historical files on bilateral relations; as well as a photo exhibition on Morocco with images of Rafo León.

Peru and Morocco established diplomatic relations on June 18, 1964, which were reinforced with the opening of the Embassy of Peru in Rabat in 1964 and Morocco in Lima in 1985.

In recent years, the two sides consolidated strong relationship mainly in the fields of political and diplomatic cooperation and in promoting trade, investment and tourism, the Peruvian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Morocco is one of Peru’s main trading partners in Africa, as the bilateral trade between 2003 and 2012 increased from $ 4 million to $ 48 million. In 2008, trade exchanges peaked, totaling $ 58.3 million.

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