PERUVIAN PRESIDENT VISITS QATAR FOUNDATION ON HIS MIDDLE EAST VISIT

LIMA, Feb. 22– Peru’s President Ollanta Humala has paid a visit to the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development as part of his state visit to the Middle East country.

Humala’s visit was aimed at enhancing bilateral relations between the State of Qatar and the Republic of Peru, and to discuss a number of regional and international issues of common interest to the two nations.

Engineer Jassim Telefat, Group Executive Director of Qatar Foundation Capital Projects and Facilities Management, received the Peruvian leader and his delegation at the Qatar Foundation Visitor’s Centre.

During the visit, Humala listened to a presentation outlining the vision and mission of Qatar Foundation.

He was also introduced to its many initiatives, community development plans, scientific research programmes, and sustainability and environmental conservation solutions.

After the presentation, the head of the Peruvian State was shown an impressive 3D scale model of the current educational and research buildings in addition to future construction projects at Qatar Foundation, zawya.com reported.

Delegation member, Luis Miguel Castilla, Peruvian Economy and Finance Minister, expressed his delight at Qatar Foundation ‘s vision of unlocking human potential through education, science and community development.

“Our visit to Qatar Foundation today has been an inspirational experience for us with regards to the development of a similar vision in our own country through the engagement of the private sector,” said the minister from the South American nation.

He added, “Like Qatar, Peru is rich in natural resources and we have seen here today how a great vision will enable us to expand our own research and development initiatives.”

The visit concluded with Humala signing Qatar Foundation ‘s visitor book after which he was presented with an honorary gift.

Qatar and Peru recently signed a number of agreements to establish bilateral cooperation between their Foreign Ministries.

Other cooperative agreements have been formed between the two states in the fields of higher education and scientific research, mining, commerce, trade and investment with the latter established between Qatar Holding and Peru’s Private Investment Promotion Agency.

Source: ANDINA

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