Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn has met with Peruvian leaders to discuss economic cooperation between South Korean and the Central American country.
Hwang on Saturday held talks with Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and First Vice President Martin Alberto Vizcarra Cornejo on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation(APEC) meeting in Peru.
In the meeting, the two sides shared the view that the two nations are witnessing substantial growth in bilateral trade since they clinched a free trade agreement in August 2011.
They also agreed to further deepen the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership.
In the meeting, Hwang asked support from the Peruvian government for South Korean companies seeking to participate in Peru's key infrastructure projects, including a five-point-six billion dollar project for two new subway lines in Lima.
The prime minister also stressed bilateral cooperation in the sectors of defense and healthcare, seeking South Korea's exports of FA-50 light-attack fighter jets to Peru.
In response, the Peruvian president praised Korean trainer jets, dubbed KT-1Ps, and promised to develop substantial cooperation with South Korea in infrastructure, healthcare and other areas.
The vice president also expressed hope that the two nations will enhance their relations, vowing cooperation and support for South Korean businesses' participation in Peru's transport and infrastructure projects.
In addition, the Peruvian leaders expressed Peru's strong support for Seoul regarding North Korea's human rights issue and its nuclear and missile development.
The prime minister is set to attend the APEC summit on Sunday to discuss ways to deal with global low growth and protectionism.
Source : KBS World Radio