Peru and China are on the road to celebrating 50 years of diplomatic ties with upcoming important commemorative activities in 2019 and 2021.
El Comercio called it “a golden relationship” which faces challenges assumed by the diplomat Luis Quesada Incháustegui as Peru’s ambassador to China.
“In 2019, 170 years of Chinese Immigration in Peru are commemorated, 10 years of the Peru-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and 70 years of the founding of the People’s Republic of China”, the aforementioned media explained. “While in 2021, in addition to 50 years of diplomatic relations, are celebrated the Bicentennial of the Independence of Peru and a century of the founding of the Communist Party of China”, they continued.
For ambassador Quesada, Chinese immigration in Peru “has reinforced the human relationship between the two countries and this link must be seized”. He emphasizes that “Peru is the most Chinese country in Latin America”, and Peruvian families of Chinese origin that represent 8 percent of the population enrich the Peruvian identity.
He also told the media that, politically speaking, there is a great understanding and both in 2019 and 2021 official visits could take place.
As for the FTA, “the idea is to make it an optimization because international trade evolves and new issues are emerging such as electronic commerce, for example”, he told El Comercio in an interview.