ANDINA | 16 September 2008
García reiterates Peruvian interest to sign trade agreement with EU
Lima, Sep. 16 (ANDINA).— Peru’s president, Alan García, confirmed today Peruvian interest to sign trade agreement with the European Union (EU); however, he recognized the initial obstacles for consensus in the Andean Community of Nations (CAN).
García offered these statements before Italia’s ambassador to Peru, Francesco Rausi, who presented this morning his credential letters during a ceremony that took place at the Golden Hall of Government Palace.
“But, fortunately, the way has been opened to make it (Peru-EU trade agreement) directly and at different speeds”, said the Peruvian president.
In addition, García highlighted the importance of the Italian presence in Peru, in the trade as well as in the cultural ambit.
This ceremony that started at 8:30 hours (13:30 GMT) also counted on the presence of Peru’s Defense minister, Antero Flores Aráoz, who is substituting chancellor José Antonio García Belaunde, presently in Santiago de Chile to attend Unasur’s extraordinary summit.