Li Zhanshu, chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), met with Peru’s President of Congress, Maria del Carmen Alva, via video call on November 10. Li said that China-Peru relations have developed rapidly and have deepened mutual political trust and improved economic and trade cooperation. He also expressed China’s readiness to accelerate negotiations concerning the updating of free trade agreements with Peru; increase investment cooperation in agriculture, infrastructure, and digital economy; and strengthen cooperation to fight against COVID-19.
Li assured that the NPC wishes to continue its high-level exchanges with the Peruvian Congress and to ratify, amend, or enact legislative documents conducive to the development of bilateral relations. Li also recommended that Peru and China learn from each other about legislation, supervision, and state governance. Alva, on the other hand, stressed that Peru attaches great importance to relations with China and is ready to strengthen friendly exchanges with the NPC to promote cooperation in politics, economics, trade, and anti-pandemic actions, among other fields.