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CELEBRATING 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF PERU'S INDEPENDENCE

Symbolic celebrations have been held, including commemorative inscriptions and virtual activities wtih students.

31.07.2021
BY HANUM FAUZIA
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The Peruvian Embassy in Indonesia will host a series of commemorative events as part of its Two Centuries of Independence. These series were to celebrate Peru's Proclamation of Independence on July 28, 1821.

Peru is part of a South American and home to ancient civilizations. The world famous is Macchu Picchu, an Incan fortress that has been named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

The Declaration of Peru's independence in 1821 was an important event in the history of the Americas. This contributed to the disappearance of Spanish colonial power in South America, whose main seat was located in Lima, the capital of present-day Peru, in a process that inevitably ended in 1824 with the defeat of the remaining Spanish military forces Peruvian Andes. In this way, Peru and other nascent Latin American republics ensured their independence from the former Spanish empire.

A series of events are being held in Indonesia to commemorate this historic event. The first one took place at SDN Menteng 02 (the “Republic of Peru” School) on 22 July 2021. In connection with the Covid-19 pandemic, symbolic celebrations have been held, including commemorative inscriptions and virtual activities with students.

 

Photo Courtesy of Embassy of Peru in Indonesia

 

The second event will be held on 28 July 2021 at the Indonesian National Monument (Monas), where it will be illuminated with the colors of the Peruvian flag (red and white).

The third event is a formal ceremony for Peru's Independence Day. Once again, in the context of preventing Covid-19, the ceremony will be held virtually and broadcast live on July 28, 2021, from the Peruvian Embassy Residence.

Representing the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, the Minister of Women's Empowerment and Child Protection, Y.M. Mrs. I Gusti Ayu Bintang Darmawati will convey her congratulations on this important date event. In addition, the ceremony will include a leading cultural performance showcasing Peruvian food, culture, traditions, history, and a piece of live music and dance performance featuring three traditional Peruvian dances, namely El Condor Pasa, Valicha, and Cilulo.

In this case, the Charge d'Affaires a.i. The Peruvian Embassy in Indonesia, Mr. Francisco Gutiérrez Figueroa, said that this series of commemorative events would strengthen diplomatic relations between Peru and Indonesia.

 

Photo Courtesy of Embassy of Peru in Indonesia

 

Peru sees Indonesia as one of the key countries in the Asia-Pacific region and has consistently highlighted its strong desire to enhance and further develop bilateral relations. The establishment of the Peruvian Embassy in Jakarta in 1992 and the Indonesian Embassy in Lima in 2002 symbolizes the two countries’ commitment to a long-term sustainable partnership.

Bilateral relations in the political field are exceedingly well oriented. They are manifested in mutual support in the nomination of candidates in international organizations and contracts between governments at various levels.

 

Commercially, bilateral relations have also paid off

During the 2020-May 2021 period, the total trade between the two countries increased 50.08%, from USD 95.7 million to USD 143.6 million. The trade balance increased 58.69% from USD 50.4 million to USD 79.99 million. Indonesia's exports to Peru increased 53.05% from USD 73 million to USD 111.8 million; Peru's exports to Indonesia increased 40.49% from USD 22.6 million to USD 31.8 million.

 
 
 
 
 
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Agricultural and manufactured products are the leading trade goods between the two countries. Peru's exports are represented by cocoa beans, fresh grapes, fish meal, natural calcium phosphate, and manufactured products. On the other hand, Indonesia exports vehicles and spare parts to Peru, paper, footwear, and textile products.

The bilateral trade agreement, which both parties are currently considering, is expected to improve the trade balance between Indonesia and Peru significantly.

In terms of investment, PT AJE Indonesia is a company with Peruvian roots. The AJE company, based in Lima, Peru, was founded in 1988 by the Añaños-Jerí family from Ayacucho, Peru. In Indonesia, it was founded in 2010, and its business lines include the manufacture of soft drinks and carbonated water.

Famous for the BIG COLA brand, PT AJE Indonesia is one of the companies engaged in Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) throughout the archipelago. PT AJE Indonesia belongs to the AJE Group with Peru, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Thailand.

Increased cooperation between Peru and Indonesia is based on developing the two countries’ potential and is based on mutually beneficial bilateral partnerships. Indonesia and Peru share a joint mission to improve relations with regional partners. In this case, Indonesia with Latin America and Peru with Asia, especially with ASEAN members.

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