BEIJING - Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Tuesday began his official visit to China with a meeting attended by entrepreneurs from both countries, in which he emphasized that his delegation had not traveled to Beijing to seek financial aid but to seek cooperation in infrastructure, trade and tourism.
During the meeting at the Bank of China headquarters, Kuczynski said he chose China as the first destination of his foreign agenda as the world's second-largest economy represents "the future" and beginning there was a sign of his respect and admiration.
The president, who took office on July 28, said he was also seeking collaboration on finding solutions to Peru's problems.
Kuczynski said that although his country was paying special attention to China as it is the Latin American country's main trading partner, the visit was not just a commercial one but a demonstration of Peru's willingness to collaborate with one of the most important players on the global stage.
He also noted that China, a country that he visited 40 years ago, had changed within a generation, making it important for other nations to listen and learn.
The objective of his visit is to improve and increase economic cooperation and seek greater investments besides the already large ones in Peru, primarily in the mining sector, the president said.