Peru: October 1-2 declared public holidays for ASPA summit

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The Peruvian government has declared October 1 and 2 as one-off public holidays due to the Third Summit of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA) in Lima.

These public holidays will apply to the Peruvian capital, Lima, and the nearby province of Callao, where the Jorge Chavez International Airport is located.

The heads of state and government of the Arab and South American countries, along with numerous business leaders from both regions, will gather in Lima on October 1-2, 2012, for the III ASPA Summit.

During the meeting the delegations will discuss issues of bi-regional interest related to development, environmental preservation, intercultural dialogue and mutual exchange in terms of investment, tourism and trade.

The ASPA Summit is a bi-regional mechanism for cooperation and political coordination, which gathers the 22 member-states of the Arab League and the 12 countries of South America.

The Peruvian government has declared October 1 and 2 as one-off public holidays due to the Third Summit of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA) in Lima.

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