On March 14, 2023, Andriy Melnyk, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine held video meeting with Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Peru, Ignacio Higueras Hare.
Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine informed the vision of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy to open a new page in the relations with the countries of Latin America, including Peru, and transmitted greetings from Ukrainian Head of State to the President of Peru, Dina Boluarte.
Andriy Melnyk expressed a special gratitude to the Peruvian side for the support of Ukraine within the international organizations, foremost in the UN, as well as the interest of our country to further intensify political dialogue.
Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister paid a special attention to the Peace Formula Plan, initiated by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy. In this regard, he called on Peru that has supported and co-sponsored the last UN GA resolution on Ukraine, to join the implementation of specific elements of this diplomatic initiative.
Andriy Melnyk also informed his Peruvian colleague about the Ukraine’s initiative to create a Special Tribunal for punishment for the crime of aggression against Ukraine and expressed a request to support this initiative.
Ignacio Higueras confirmed the unwavering support of Peru to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, expressed solidarity with Ukrainian people suffering from the Russian aggression. The harmful impact of this aggression on food and energy security of the world is felt also in Latin American region.
Counterparts discussed the ways and areas of intensification of cooperation in economic sphere, particularly holding this year the session of the Joint Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation.
In order to intensify the bilateral political dialogue the Sides agreed to renew the practice of regular political consultations between the two foreign ministries. Andriy Melnyk invited his Peruvian colleague to visit Kyiv at his convenience.