President Xi Jinping’s official visit to Peru during APEC meetings to enhance bilateral relations with Peru

Peru will host the 2016 Economic Leaders’ Meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). The meeting will take place in Lima on November 17-19. Peru is no stranger to the APEC meetings as it already hosted the 2008 summit.

This year’s meeting is significant for two reasons: first, this will be a great opportunity for new Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to meet with leaders from the Asia Pacific, a critically important region for Peruvian trade and foreign policy.

Additionally, The Summit will feature U.S. President Barack Obama, Russia’s head of state Vladimir Putin as well as the president of The People Republic of China, President Xi Jinping.

One outcome of the meeting will probably be greater economic relations between Peru and China. The two governments will reportedly sign a memorandum of understanding to promote economic cooperation after the summit. Even more, President Kuczynski’s first trip abroad was to China, after which he traveled to the U.S. to attend a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. The mini-tour took place September 10-22. Visiting these two global powerhouses provided a preliminary idea of the new administration’s foreign policy goals. (Source: Living in Peru)

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