Peru, Spain sign joint declaration on climate change

Within the framework of his state visit to Spain, Peruvian President Ollanta Humala met Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to sign important agreements that will improve the bilateral relationship between both nations.

One of the signed accords is a joint declaration on climate change, through which both countries assume concrete actions and differentiated commitments to sustainable management of natural resources and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

It also announces the determination to achieve a binding climate agreement during the climate change conference COP21, to be held in Paris, France.

Another recently signed agreement has been drawn up to share the use of diplomatic facilities in third countries for the operation of embassies or consulates in favor of Peruvian and Spanish citizens.

In addition, the two Spanish-speaking countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding, or MoU, on cyber security cooperation to promote the exchange of good practices in the development of warning and response strategies facing cybernetic crime.

They also inked a MoU on management, registration, filing, preservation and restoration of treaties and other international instruments.

An agreement was entered between Peru’s Inca Garcilaso Cultural Center and Spain’s Cervantes Institute to encourage joint celebration of cultural activities, conferences, symposiums, seminars, exhibitions or meetings that contribute to the dissemination of cultural manifestations of Peru and Spain.

Another MoU for the prevention and control of drug abuse was reached between the National Commission for Development and Life Without Drugs (Devida) and the National Plan on Drugs of Spain’s Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality.

Humala’s state visit to Spain also served to sign a cooperation agreement on behalf of the Spanish Radio and Television Corporation (RTVE) and the National Radio and Television Institute of Peru (IRTP), which establishes an accord to carry out audiovisual projects, transfer of original program content and exchange of informative material and professionals.