|Peru and Japan recently signed free trade agreement. (Photo: Andina)|
The Japanese government has reaffirmed its commitment to sustaining Peru’s development.
At a recent inauguration ceremony for a water treatment plant in Santa María de Huachipa in eastern Lima, Japanese Ambassador Masahiro Fukukawa expressed full confidence that Japan and Peru will remain allies and friends.
As reported by news agency Andina, during the event Fukukawa declared “the government of Japan has decided to continue supporting Peru’s efforts in developing as a country and reducing poverty.”
Furthermore, he praised the local electricity and irrigation enterprises as well as potable water and sewage systems for having been of benefit to the people of Peru.
Fukukawa also stated that the relationship between Japan and Peru has had “drastic development,” particularly in the wake of the Japan-Peru Economic Partnership Agreement, or EPA, which was co-signed in May in Yokohama by outgoing president Alan García and current Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan.
The EPA asserted that “The Republic of Peru is […] firmly focused on maintaining a stable liberal economic policy. the Japan-Peru EPA is expected to enhance business opportunities for Japanese companies.” Fukukawa maintained his country’s commitment to Japan will continue with its new president Ollanta Humala who campaigned on a platform of business-friendly socialism.