Lima, 21 April 2022 (TDI): Officials from Peru and Argentina held the 5th meeting of the Peru-Argentina Subcommittee on Political Affairs.

The Vice Foreign Minister of Peru, Luis Enrique Chávez chaired the meeting together with his Argentine counterpart, Pablo Tettamanti. In the meeting, the delegates discussed and reviewed the main issues on the bilateral and regional agendas.

Moreover, during the meeting, the Peruvian Vice Foreign Minister delivered Peru’s invitation to the Argentinian President, Alberto Fernández. Peru invited the Argentine leader to make a working visit to the country in the upcoming weeks.

The visit will enhance and strengthen political dialogue and friendship ties between the two countries. Likewise, both Vice Foreign Ministers confirmed the upcoming meeting of the 1st meeting of the Peruvian-Argentine Social Cabinet in Lima.

The bilateral social cabinet will allow the development of cooperation initiatives for the benefit of both populations. These initiatives will cover the areas of social inclusion, health, education, gender, and others.

Previously, the two countries have conducted four meetings of the bilateral subcommittee on political affairs. These meetings aim to strengthen bilateral ties.

Moreover, they have cooperated bilaterally on matters such as trade and economy, organized transnational crime, and regional policy.

Argentina-Peru Relations

The relations between the two South American countries go beyond more than two-centuries-old diplomatic relations. Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1822.

However, both countries have enjoyed cultural, linguistic, and economic ties well before that. In addition, Spanish is the official language of both countries. Argentina and Peru were historically part of the Spanish colonial empire.

Currently, these countries are members of the Community of Latin American and the Caribbean States, Group of 77, Organization of American States, and the Organization of Ibero-American States.

Both countries were previously part of the UNASUR bloc. Meanwhile, Peru is a part of the Andean Community whereas Argentina is a full member of Mercosur.

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