Ambassador Roberto Rodriguez met yesterday with Senator Patricia Bovey, representative of the province of Manitoba and member of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade of the Senate of Canada. During the meeting, they could change valuable points of view about cultural and artistic promotion, especially focused on the matter of inclusion for indigenous communities and people with disabilities, considering the vast experience of Senator Bovey in this area. At the same time, they coincided in highlighting the rich multicultural heritage that Peru and Canada have and the enormous possibilities of joint work in this field, towards the celebration, in 2019, of the 75 years of bilateral relations between these two countries.
Ambassador Roberto Rodríguez met with the Parliamentary Secretary of the Minister of International Development, MP Kamal Khera, in order to keep promoting the possibilities of bilateral cooperation especially in education and extractive industries focused on indigenous communities development. The meeting was also attended by Mrs. Cheryl Urban, Director General for Latin America of Global Affairs Canada and Mr. Maximilien Depontailler, Senior Special Advisor of the Office of the Canadian Minister of International Development.
On October 4th, Ambassador Roberto Rodríguez Arnillas held an interview with the Parliamentary Secretary for Consular Affairs, MP Pamela Goldsmith-Jones in which they review the bilateral relation and also possible initiatives aimed to strengthen the frienshipb ties between Peru and Canada.
Today, October 8th, a date on which we commemorate the heroic performance of Admiral Miguel Grau Seminario at the Combat of Angamos, the Embassy of Peru in Canada wishes to greet the Navy of Peru for its dedicated work for the protection of our sovereignty and territorial integrity and its valuable contribution to national development.
The Ambassador of Peru Roberto Rodríguez Arnillas received the visit of Mrs. Karen and Mr. Murray Jones, President and Director of the Canadian non-profit association CAFA - Canadian Friends of Aniquem which since 2006 has been giving support and raising funds for the Peruvian specialized medical institution Aniquem that provides rehabilitation and medical therapy for children of limited resources that have suffered injuries by burns.
The representatives of CAFA presented the work they have been carrying out through local fundraising events for ANIQUEM, direct supervision of the support programs provided by ANIQUEM, the organization of workshops and camps aimed to give psychological support to children who have suffered burns, the organization of burn prevention workshops in schools and communities as well as providing scholarships for patients in order to cover their elementary, secondary and post-secondary studies.
CAFA will organize a fundraising event in the city of Toronto ("Fiesta Latina 2018), scheduled for September 29th, 2018. For this purpose, Ambassador Rodríguez Arnillas has donated a basket of Peruvian products so that it can be auctioned among the attendees to the event.
We share with you the information regarding this event and how to contact this institution for those who might be interested in collaborate with this institution .
The Embassy of Peru received the first group of students who will be participating in a "International Development and Diplomacy Internship Programme" at UNICEF Perú, working in important issues for our country such as environmental sustainability and food security.
The Ambassador of Peru, Roberto Rodriguez met with Mrs. Audia Barnett, IICA Representative in Canada, in order to explore cooperation possibilities with Canadian support in agriculture, especially in Cocoa cultivation in Peru.
Ambassador Roberto Rodríguez Arnillas met with Senator Jim Munson who will be travelling to Peru in the coming weeks. In addition to helping improve our bilateral ties, Senator Munson explained that he seeks to learn more about Peruvian culture and, in particular, its excellent gastronomy.
August 11th 2018
The Governments of Argentina, Brasil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Guyana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay and Peru, members of the Lima Group, urge the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to conduct an independent, exhaustive and transparent investigation into the events of August 4, during the 81st Anniversary of the establishment of the Bolivarian National Guard, in an impartial manner, with full respect for the rule of law and human rights.
Likewise, in view of the recent repressive actions undertaken against members of the National Assembly of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela:
Disavow any attempt to manipulate the incident of August 4 to persecute and quell political dissent.
Strongly condemn and reject the violation of due criminal process and international norms in matters of law enforcement and respect for human rights, in the arbitrary and illegal detention without any previous investigation of National Assembly representative, Juan Carlos Requesens, as well as the arrest warrant issued against National Assembly representative, Julio Borges. This, in open violation of their parliamentary privileges and immunities enshrined in the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Article 200), as well as the American Convention on Human Rights, the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man, and the Charter of the Organization of American States, among other applicable international instruments.
Express their deep concern on the use of the Venezuelan State security and justice apparatus to persecute political opponents, which indicates, once more, the breakdown of democratic rule and the continued violation of its Constitution, contrary to the will of the Venezuelan people.
Reiterate their profound concern for the situation of all political prisoners in Venezuela and demand their immediate release, making an urgent call to the Venezuelan authorities to respect political guarantees and freedoms of all Venezuelan citizens, as well as call for free, transparent and democratic elections.
The Governments of Argentina, Brasil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Guyana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay and Peru, reiterating that only Venezuelans can find a solution to the grave crisis affecting their country, reaffirm their commitment to continue taking actions and initiatives aimed at contributing to the restoration of democratic institutions, respect for human rights and the rule of law in Venezuela.
The Ambassador of Peru Roberto Rodriguez met with Senator Don Plett, on the occasion of his next trip to Peru as part of the delegation led by the Speaker of the Senate, George Furey. In the meeting, Ambassador Rodriguez and Senator Plett agreed on the excellent status of the bilateral relations between Peru and Canada.
On June 29th The Ambassador or Peru in Canada, Roberto Rodriguez Arnillas, presented his letters of credence to the Governor General Julie Payette at a ceremony held at her official residence in Quebec City, the Citadelle.
During her speech delivered at the ceremony, Governor General Payette referred to Peru, highlighting the values and principles that Peru and Canada share, such as the defense of human rights, democracy and the protection of the environment; besides being important commercial partners and allies at the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Pacific Alliance (AP).
Likewise, the Governor General stressed that the bilateral relationship between Peru and Canada is longstanding, being close to turning 75 years of this close relationship.
Subsequently, Ambassador Rodríguez Arnillas held a private meeting with the Governor in which he highlighted the excellent level of bilateral relations between both countries, referring to what was pointed out by the Governor during her address about Peru. Ambassador Rodríguez Arnillas expressed that our ties have been substantially strengthened in the recent years, as well as diversified, highlighting the area of cooperation that has increased significantly, and the political-diplomatic coordination that is currently very close and fruitful in the multilateral sphere (United Nations and Organization of American States).
Is the most important festival of this type of camelid in the world, organized every 4 years in the city of Arequipa. It gathers relevant breeders, researchers, enterprises and institutions linked with the alpaca and the fashion world. There will be business roundtables as well as forums on alpaca breeding and its use in the textile and fashion industries.
The President of Peru Martín Vizcarra held a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau on April 13th on the framework of the VIII Summit of the Americas, which was recently organized in Lima, Peru on April 13th and 14th 2018 .
The meeting was aimed to continue reinforcing the excellent level of relationship that both countries have through the dialogue on different priority issues of their bilateral and multilateral agenda.
The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Peru, Nestor Popolizio and Canada, Chrystia Freeland, held a bilateral meeting the last April 12th at the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters, which was an excellent opportunity to exchange views and expectations about the organization of the VIII Summit of the Americas, which took place on April 13th and 14th 2018 and also dialogue about the several matters of the bilateral agenda.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru presents the official website of the VIII Summit of the Americas, which will be held in Lima, Peru, on April 13rd and 14th. The website is available at the following link:
The website contains the general program, news and information about the Plenary Session of the Summit, as well as various forums that will be held within the framework of this event, such as the III Americas Business Summit, the Civil Society and Social Actors Forum, the V Young Americas Forum, the Indigenous Peoples Forum and the III Meeting of the ParlAmericas Open Parliament Network. It also incorporates information on logistical issues such as accommodation, transportation, visa processing, accreditation, among other issues of interest.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru, in collaboration with Peruvian universities and institutions dedicated to the field of research and innovation, has designed and published "The Little Book of Science, Technology and Innovation in Peru", which can be accessed in our institutional web page:
This publication, edited in Spanish and English languages, will contribute to promote Peruvian potential in the field of research and innovation.
English version: https://goo.gl/xZr47t
Spanish version: https://goo.gl/Eexxu8
The International Development Research Center (IDRC) based in Ottawa, Canada is currently calling for applications under its “IDRC Research Awards”. Research award recipients will undertake a one-year paid program of research and will receive hands-on experience in research management, grant administration, and the creation, dissemination, and use of knowledge from an international perspective.
This call is open to Canadians and citizens of developing countries pursuing OR who have completed a master’s and/or doctoral degree at a recognized university. Further details on programs eligible and specific requirements:
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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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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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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