Buenos Aires, 5 October 2022 (TDI): Canada and Peru held mutual talks about the expansion of ties. The meeting was held in a side-line interaction of the 52nd General Assembly Session of the Organization of American States (OAS).

The Foreign Minister of Peru, Cesar Landa, and the Foreign Minister of Canada, Melanie Joly discussed the important bilateral aspects.

There was a brief discussion on the expansion of cooperation for promoting human rights, liberal values, and democratic norms.

It was also added at the meeting that there was stress on the promotion of human rights on the international level.

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The meeting’s focus was also on the promotion of multilateralism and cosmopolitanism on a regional level in the Americas along with the violations of human rights and democratic norms in Iran. There was discussion on the situation in Ukraine as well.

In the meeting, a special focus on the situation in Nicaragua was also given as the matter is relevant to the aspect of international security.

Focus on Economic and Sustainable Development

The two sides also discussed the areas of common interest between Canada and Peru. The main areas of discussion were economic cooperation and working together for sustainable development.

The agendas of cooperation in the field of socio-economic development as well as the promotion of inclusive values were stressed.

The Canadian and Peruvian Foreign Ministers also mutually agreed on the importance of cooperation between Lima and Ottawa. There was recognition of the huge amount of investment by Canada in Peru.

It was added that Canada had invested in the sectors of hydrocarbon fuels, mining, and in the other productive industries of Peru.

There was an endorsement of the membership process of Peru in the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

In the meeting with Peruvian foreign minister Landa, it was added by the Canadian foreign minister Joly that Canada will always stay committed to stronger relations with the member states of the OAS.