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Bilateral Relations

Egypt and Peru

Monday، 01 February 2016 - 12:00 AM

Since the July 23, 1952 revolution, Egypt has been interested in establishing itself internationally considering its historical roles and civilizations, as well as geopolitical location and active diplomacy within its historical circles, whether Arabic, Africa, or Mediterranean, and as a principal player in the framework of the Non-Alignment Movement.

All of the above played an important role in the expansion of Egyptian relations with the international sphere, including Latin America, which motivated the exchange of relations with the Republic of Peru.

Among the reasons that have helped maintain excellent diplomatic relations between the two countries for more than 40 years – in addition to fact that both had great civilizations and important cultural heritage, present in the Pharaohs' Civilization in Egypt and the Incan Civilization of Peru – the arrival of Peruvian leadership on the 1960s which agreed in many of its policies with the steps taken within Egypt by the July Revolution, such as the laws of agricultural reform, the two countries agree upon many international issues, especially within the work of the Non-Alignment movement.

Political Relations
The Foreign Minister of Peru visited Egypt on 21/3/2014. During his visit Egypt and Peru signed the Exemption Agreement for Holders of Diplomatic, Special, and Mission Passports from Entry Visas and came into effect on August 3, 2005. 

Mutual Visits
In November 2007: The Egyptian Assistant Foreign Minister for American Affairs visited the Republic of Peru. He held a series of meetings with government officials, parliaments and economists on ways of boosting bilateral relations between the two countries. The visit also focused on the exchange of views between Egypt and Peru about the most important international and regional issues, especially in the current Middle East issues. 


Economic Relations
Commercial relations between the two countries have not reached the excellent levels achieved on the political aspect of bilateral relations. The level of commercial exchange was estimated to have reached 7 million dollars in 2009, according to estimates from the Lima Chamber of Commerce.


Contractual framework
• The Commercial Cooperation Agreement was signed in Cairo on November 16, 1976 and came into effect on January 11, 1979.
• The Cooperation Agreement between the Peruvian Diplomatic Academy and the Egyptian Diplomatic Institution was signed in Lima on September 16, 1985 and came into effect on the same date.
• The Memorandum of Understanding between the Peruvian National Institute for Agricultural Studies and the Egyptian Agricultural Research Center for Cooperation in the Field of Agricultural Research was signed in Cairo on September 8, 2004 and came into effect on the same date.
• The Memorandum of Understanding in Health and Pharmaceutical Fields was signed in Cairo on March 21, 2004 and came into effect on April 14, 2005.
• The Memorandum of Understanding to Construct Mechanisms of Political Consultation between the two Ministries of Foreign Affairs of both Peru and Egypt was signed in Cairo on March 21, 2004.
 
 Cultural Relations
The Cultural Cooperation Agreement between Egypt and Peru was signed in Cairo on March 26, 1974, and came into effect on September 10, 1976. While, the Agreement for Protection and Recovery of Smuggled Cultural Objects and Prevention of their Illegal Commerce was signed in Cairo in May 2005 and ratified in February 2006. 

Tourism
The Tourism Cooperation Agreement between the two countries was signed in Lima on July 11, 1983 and came into effect on March 9, 1984.

 Scientific Cooperation

The Agreement for Scientific and Technical Cooperation was signed in Lima on September 16, 1985 and came into effect on April 3, 2003. 

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