Peru and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed an air transport agreement last Friday (2) after twelve years of efforts.
The Promotion of Exports and Tourism in Peru (Promperu) Commission announced it.
This measure will allow airlines to expand their routes to Peru, promoting tourism and strengthening economic and trade relations.
Since the opening of the Peruvian Commercial Office (OCEX) in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) in 2011, various meetings have taken place between the emirate’s airline and the relevant authorities to achieve better connectivity.
“The signing of this agreement is proof of the determination of both countries to consolidate further what has been achieved in the economic field and contribute to strengthening bilateral relations,” said Juan Carlos Mathews, Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism.
“Air connectivity is a transcendent issue at the macro level and from a broad perspective, as it directly affects three fundamental aspects such as increasing exports, tourism, and investment,” he said.
In April, Peru’s total exports to the UAE exceeded US$400 million, the best historical level compared to the same period in previous years.
Today, the UAE is among the top 15 destination markets for Peruvian exports, which have increased from US$6 million in 2011 to more than US$700 million in 2022.
According to Peru’s Ministry of Economy, Cumulative exports exceeded US$4.7 billion and surpassed US$1 billion in 2019.
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