A Peruvian trade mission returned to Lima on Monday (13 December) after a 23-day round-the-world trip.
GV & SV Lima airport terminal building
SV Minister of Education (Bacerra) leading ministers off aircraft
CV Bacerra greeted and talking to reporters
SV Wellwishers greet Maldonado with placards
SV Maldonado towards camera
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Background: A Peruvian trade mission returned to Lima on Monday (13 December) after a 23-day round-the-world trip. The mission, led by Peru's Minister of Energy and Mines, General Jorge Fernandez Maldonado, visited the Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China and Japan.
The tour, designed to seek cooperation in Peruvian mining, petroleum and electricity projects, resulted in pledges of increased economic and technical relations between Peru and the three countries visited by the mission.
SYNOPSIS: A special trade mission returned to Lima on Monday after a twenty-three day trip to Moscow, Peking and Tokyo.
Several government ministers were in the party, including Peru's Minister of Education, General Carpio. Seeking cooperation in Peruvian mining, petroleum and electricity projects, the trade mission was successful in gaining a forty-two and half million dollar interest-free loan from the People's Republic of China, as well as a contract with China to buy Peruvian metals. In the Soviet Union, Minister of Power and Mines, General Jorge Fernandez Maldonado signed an agreement-in-principle for expanded Soviet cooperation in mining and petroleum production. In Tokyo, the trade mission contracted Japanese companies interested in the investment potential of Peruvian copper mines.