Lima, 10 October 2022 (TDI): Peru and Chile celebrate 200 years of bilateral relations after the 52nd general assembly session of OAS (Organization of American States).
The Foreign Minister of Chile Antonia Urrejola and her Peruvian counterpart, Cesar Landa traveled to Machu Picchu to commemorate this occasion.
In this regard, a commemorative plaque was unveiled in honor of Pablo Neruda, a Chilean poet. As it was also the 70th anniversary of the book “Canto General” by Pablo, which consists of verses inspired by the citadels and archeologists’ sites of Machu Picchu.
This unveiling of the plaque aims to celebrate both the 200 years of friendship between Chile-Peru and the 70th anniversary of Pablo’s book.
A declaration was signed between the foreign minister of Chile and Peru, related to international cooperation, and joint efforts, especially cultural exchange.
They both announced the publication of “Canto General” in both Quechua and Spanish. So, that people of both nations can understand the cultural ties.
The bilateral activities between both Chile and Peru would continue at the fourth Presidential and Binational Cabinet meeting to be held in November in Chile.
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Chile and Peru have had bilateral relations since the time of the Inca Empire in the 15th century. After they became independent in the 19th century, they continued to share peaceful relations. The peaceful bilateral relations between both states encouraged to development of economic and political ties.
The relations between these two states remained tense for some time due to various conflicts. But the tense environment has reverted and relations have gradually improved due to various agreements.
On the economic and trade front, they entered into a Free Trade Agreement in 2009. Both states are members of international and regional organizations.
Chile and Peru affirm their commitment to work for the peace and prosperity of their region. This can be witnessed by the recent bilateral developments.