Navy training ship BAP Union earned first place in its category at Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta, a major international event for sailing ships.
The race saw more than 20 vessels from 14 countries.
Both the four-masted barque Union (Peru) and the U.S. Coast Guard's Eagle were leading the way, followed by other vessels such as Training Ship Guayas (Ecuador), Esmeralda (Chile), Alexander von Humboldt (Germany) and Europa (the Netherlands), among others.
Following a successful participation, Union took the first spot in the overall ranking and its category. It was also the fastest ship in the competition.
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We share with you a video made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru regarding Peru’s candidacy for its re-election to the International Maritime Organization (IMO)
Peru have been chosen to host the 10th World Potato Congress in Cusco, Peru in 2018, an event organized by the non-profit World Potato Congress (WPC) Inc., which is dedicated to supporting the global growth and development of the potato. The designation of Peru as host country marks the first time that the Congress will be held in Latin America.
The 10th World Potato Congress is expected to attract more than 800 potato scientists and industry representatives from around the world. It will be held in the Peruvian city of Cusco, high in the Andes. The former capital of the Incan empire, Cusco lies in a region where people have been growing potatoes for thousands of years.
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We share with you the article “Preserving Peru’s Cultural Heritage”, published by “The Epoch Times” newspaper, in which the author focuses on the main cultural expressions of our country such as the Wititi Dance, the Festivity of Virgen de la Candelaria in Puno, the Scissors Dance, the ritual dance “Huaconada” and the textile art from Taquile Island in Lake Titicaca.
Peruvian athlete Diego Elías won his fourth world title of Squash from the Professional Squash Association (PSA) after defeating the Mexican Cesar Salazar at the ReidBuilt Homes Edmonton Open, which was held from November 23rd to 26th in the city of Edmonton, Canada.
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Peruvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ricardo Luna, meets with Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Stephane Dion, on the sidelines of APEC 2016, to discuss issues of their bilateral agenda.
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Juan José Ruda, a prestigious Peruvian jurist, was elected on November 4th 2016 as a member of the International Law Commission of the United Nations, for the period of 2017-2021.
Mr. Ruda is the main legal adviser of the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was part of the legal team that represented Peru at the International Court of Justice in the case of the maritime delimitation with Chile.
The International Law Commission of the United Nations meets twice a year in Geneva and is in charge of the codification and development of international law.
The election of Peru to the International Law Commission, after 30 years, reflects the recognition of the academic and professional career of the Peruvian candidate and the prestige of Peru in the international community.
We share with you a news article published by “Agencia Andina de Noticias” regarding the successful Road Show of Investment and Trade, held on October 26th 2016, which was organised by the Embassy of Peru in Canada.
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