Peruvian Prime Minister Anibal Torres held a meeting with Singaporean Non-Resident Ambassador Thambynathan Jasudasen. They discussed various topics on the bilateral and multilateral agenda.
Held last Friday, the meeting served to review an agenda marked by important issues of cooperation in matters of trade, investment promotion, digital government, environment, and education.
Concerning trade, the Cabinet chief and the envoy highlighted the importance of expanding Peruvian food exports to Singapore, as well as its incorporation as an Associate Member of thePacific Alliance —a bloc composed of Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.
In this regard, they reiterated the appropriateness for said decision to be approved by the Legislative Branch in the shortest term possible so as to boost trade and investment.
On the other hand, it was agreed to promote the completion of negotiations and the signing of the draft agreement to avoid double taxation, which will allow incentives for Singapore’s investments in the South American country.
Moreover, the Prime Minister expressed Peru’s interest in strengthening digital cooperation with Singapore in order to develop issues related to digital economy and e-commerce —with the participation of the Secretary of Government and Digital Transformation at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.
Concerning the environment, the Peruvian government official expressed the country’s interest in being able to cooperate and sign an agreement on carbon credit schemes, which allow benefits to be achieved for reforestation in Peru.
On the occasion of this important meeting, the Prime Minister highlighted the importance attached by the government to education, which is why the visit of Ambassador Jasudasen will contribute to promoting cooperation so as to train teachers and promote the exchange of students.
This seeks to strengthen learning and the use of technologies to achieve improvements in the population’s quality of life.