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Strengthening relations between South Africa and Peru

Deputy Minister  Fransman concludes successful visit to Peru

International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Marius Fransman concluded his visit to Lima, the Republic of Peru, on 03 September 2013 where he started his 4-nation tour to Latin America.

Deputy Minister Fransman's visit to Peru was  utilised to deepen political, social and economic bilateral relations and to identify new areas of cooperation, especially in the area of trade, mining, and social development.

During his visit to Peru, Deputy Minister Fransman met with the Secretary General of the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Alberto Salas. Both sides identified opportunities for cooperation at the bilateral and multilateral level and discussed issues of mutual interest pertaining to their respective Continents and the situation in the Middle East. Peru will be chairing the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP20) in 2014. Since Peru will host COP20, it was agreed that South Africa would assist in knowledge sharing, following South Africa’s successful hosting of COP17 in 2011.

Deputy Minister Fransman met with the Deputy Minister of Mining, Mr Guillermo Shinno. Both sides agreed to strengthen cooperation in the field of mining and share knowledge regarding health and occupational safety standards, training and capacity-building for mine-workers and mining communities. The Deputy Ministers also proposed that an exchange programme be initiated for young people in the field of mining engineering.

The Deputy Minister held fruitful discussions with Peru's Deputy Minister for Social Benefits, Ms Paola Bustamante. Both sides exchanged information on their countries' respective social development programmes for women, children and senior citizens. Peru has recently started a pilot  project regarding cash payments to the most disadvantaged and destitute. In this regard, Peru's Deputy Minister for Social Benefits expressed an interest to understand South Africa's social security system.


Deputy Minister Fransman also met with the Deputy Minister for Foreign Trade and Tourism, Mr Carlos Posada Ugaz. The Deputy Ministers discussed the importance of inclusive economic growth and development. In this regard, both sides exchanged information on their countries' infrastructure develoment projects and regional economic integration initiatives.  Trade relations between Peru and Africa were also discussed. Peru's Deputy Foreign Trade Minister indicated the possibility of opening additional trade offices on the Continent, including South Africa.

Deputy Minister Fransman concluded his bilateral meetings by visiting Peru’s Investment Agency, ProInversion. The Deputy Minister met with the Director, Mr Carlos Herrera and extended an invitation to the Agency to visit South Africa with the view to establish partnerships with South African companies.

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