BEIJING – The Chinese Government said on Tuesday that it hoped its cooperation with Peru, one of the main destinations for its investment in Latin America, will increase under new President Martin Vizcarra.
Vizcarra took office after former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigned.
“We congratulate President Vizcarra and we hope that Peru will maintain its stability and its economic and social development,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Hua Chunying, said during a press conference.
The official source described Peru as a comprehensive strategic partner for China with whom the world’s second largest economy wishes to continue its collaboration to have sound and stable progress in bilateral ties.
Vizcarra had been serving as vice president during the term of Kuczynski, who resigned amid a scandal over release of recordings showing his political allies trying to buy opposition lawmakers’ votes.