Peru-Brazil relations are exceptional, says foreign minister Amorim

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The bilateral integration and relationship between Brazil and Peru are “exceptional”, said Friday Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim, after signing several agreements with his Peruvian counterpart Jose Antonio Garcia Belaunde within the framework of his official visit to Lima.

During a press conference, Amorin said he was "surprised" how quickly integration measures were performed after the signing of pre-agreements to boost sectors and activities in border regions.

“Regarding cross-border cooperation, I am surprised how fast things have changed, taking into account the agreement was signed three or four months ago, and it is usual to wait a year or a year and a half until government agencies are ready to act," he said.

The head of the Brazilian diplomacy also highlighted the ongoing progress on issues such as air communication, trade, and the joint fight against crime.

"The integration has made exceptional progress at a strategic operational level (association or partnership),” he said during a Friday press conference where he was accompanied by Peruvian Foreign Minister Jose Garcia Belaunde.

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