Peru, Russia sign agreements on military technology cooperation

Peruvian President Alan García Pérez and his Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed Monday eight bilateral agreements on military technology cooperation and electoral matters.

Peru and Russia have inked agreements to maintain and repair military equipment bought by Peru from Russia.

Peru’s Banco de la Nación (National Bank) and Russia’s Foreign Trade Bank signed an agreement to take Peruvian exports directly to Russia without passing by other countries.

Peru’s National Jury of Elections and Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation subscribed a Cooperation Protocol with the aim of exchanging information on electoral matters.

The two sides also signed several agreements in fields like the fight against drug trafficking, and cooperation between Russia’s Academy of Sciences and Peru’s National Council of Science and Technology (Concytec).

Medvedev is on a state visit to Peru after his participation in the 16th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting held in the Peruvian capital Lima last weekend.
The Russian leader’s visit aims to strengthen ties between both countries and exchange views on international and regional matters of mutual interests.