The Peruvian Embassy in Vietnam on April 10 organised a party with the aim of introducing the image of land and people of the South American country.

It is part of a series of cultural exchange and trade promotion activities between Vietnam and Peru from April 8-24 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties (November 14, 1994-2014).

Speaking at the event, which saw the participation of Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Phuong Nga and Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh, Peruvian Charge d’Affaires Luis Tsuboyama said that Peru’s recent opening of an embassy in Vietnam once again affirms its Government’s wish to further strengthen the two countries’ bilateral cooperation.

Peru considers Vietnam as a bridge to expand its relations with others in Southeast Asia, he said.

He expressed his hope to introduce to Vietnamese people Peru’s culture through its typical cuisine and dances.

In 2013, two-way trade between Vietnam and Peru reached 154.3 million USD, of which 110.5 million USD came from Vietnam’s exports to the South American nation.

The Vietnam Oil and Gas Group and the Military-run Telecom Group Viettel are conducting investment projects in Peru.-VNA