Peruvian President Ollanta Humala ended his official visit to Mexico on Friday in which he met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
As part of the visit, the two governments signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement (EPA) which includes10 bilateral cooperation agreements covering a wide variety of areas including security, education and health.
In a joint statement, the Peruvian president stated "The Peru-Mexico strategic partnership is a means of expanding trade and boosting economic cooperation as well of deepening mutual trust,"
Peru is Mexico’s 6th largest trading partner in Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2013, bilateral trade totaled $2.355 billion USD, a 20% increase of 20% over the previous year.
During the joint press conference, Mexican President Pena Nieto noted that security forms an important part of Mexican-Peruvian relations. The two countries signed several security pacts in order to enhance cooperation in the area of fighting drug trafficking and organized crime.
Similarly, the Mexican Secretary of Public Safety and Peruvian Ministry of Interior signed a document in order to strengthen the technological and professional training of public official with the aim of improving public safety.