Peru and the United Kingdom have signed an agreement aimed at promoting military and defense cooperation between the two nations.
The pact was signed by Peruvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano and British Ambassador to Peru, James Dauris, in the Grand Admiral Miguel Grau Hall of the General Headquarters of the Army in Lima's San Borja district.
Also present at the ceremony were Peru's Deputy Minister of Defense Jakke Valakivi and a group of officials from the defense sector.
The agreement is expected to facilitate the exchange of experience and knowledge in the fields of defense and military intelligence, as well as cooperation in the fight against unconventional threats.
It will also allow for shared use of military education and planning resources as well as exchange and collaboration of research and technology, and cooperation in areas as varied as natural disaster management, logistics and cultural activities.
In a press conference after the signing ceremony, Minister Cateriano said that the agreement will be beneficial to both nations, while Ambassador Dauris described it as a good opportunity for both countries to move forward in areas of mutual interest.