France to deepen ties with Peru’s new government




France hopes to strengthen bilateral ties with the new government of Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala, who will take office on July 28, French Ambassador in Lima Cécile Pozzo di Borgo said Saturday.

Pozzo di Borgo said that after Humala’s presidential win, French President Nicolas Sarkozy sent him a congratulatory letter, in which he expressed his country’s desire to push bilateral relations to a higher level.

The diplomat, who attended a meeting between Peruvian President Alan Garcia and top executives from Air France-KLM on Saturday, also called for French entrepreneurs to expand their presence in Peru, taking advantage of the country’s economic growth.

"Relations between France and Peru are very good, but there is always the intention of further strengthening the ties when a new government comes into power, so that’s desire, we have important relationships with Peru," she said.

The ambassador noted that the good momentum of bilateral ties has resulted in improved trade and economic relations between the two countries, citing as an example the resumption of Paris-Lima direct flights by Air France-KLM.