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Minister of Exports United Kingdom, Mike Freer, in an exclusive interview for El Comercio, highlighted that the work with Rebuild with Change (RCC) has been very positive in terms of building trust and they are also sharing this with the Ministry of Education. Schools are how to make tools digital.
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—How has the United Kingdom contributed to Peru’s infrastructure system?
The ability to transfer skills was evidenced at the Pan American Games and CCR. Providing skills such as governance, experience and most importantly transparency – something in which the UK excels – ensuring that benefits are perceived by Peruvians. The main thing is the transfer of skills.
– In what other areas or public policies can Peru take the United Kingdom as an example?
After talking with some ministers and high government officials, I think we can work out United Kingdom Called regional economic development, our agenda is to close the gaps in education, health and income between the richest and the poorest. We can also help transfer capacity to local and regional governments to manage Formats for himself. We will know we have done a good job when we are no longer needed, because we want to make sure that Peruvian companies, Peruvian schools and Peruvian authorities are capable of doing great things. Formats for himself.
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In addition to the work we are doing with schools and clinics, we have a lot of experience supporting climate resilience. Events like El Nio are accelerating and we have experience in supporting coastal resilience, deforestation, as well as the transition to clean energy.
– What help have they given for the reconstruction?
Our work with the RCC is allowing the Peruvian authorities to believe that Formats will be delivered to high standards on time and within anticipated budget. I think the most important thing is that we have proven to be a reliable partner. We are open to transparency and we work to ensure that our Peruvian partners learn through experience and that eventually we no longer need us.
– The UK government-to-government agreement with Reconstruction with Change ends in April. Have you received any request for enhancement?
At the moment they have not made this request [una extensión], What I can say is that, for us, the partnership with the Peruvian government and the Authority for Reconstruction with Change (ARCC) is long-term. We don’t want to just come, make money and leave. We are here for the long term.
– Could a change in the Reconstruction Administration headed by Amalia Moreno interfere with the progress of the agreement?
Relations between the Peruvian and British governments are strong enough to withstand any personnel change. We are working well with ARCC and I am confident that we will continue to do good work with ARCC.
– Is there any interest from the United Kingdom to assist with other projects?
Ideal g2g It has worked well in Peru and I think we can replicate it in others Formats. We are proud of the work we are doing in infrastructure. Also in work on climate resilience and afforestation. We have seen that we can share with the Ministry of Education how to create digital equipment in schools, which is a common problem around the world.
– Are there business opportunities to take advantage of?
Feather United KingdomSome Peruvian products, especially agricultural products such as quinoa, have become very popular. Products that we do not develop and are of particular interest to the British consumer.
—You met British companies in Peru. What are the perceptions and concerns of these companies about Peru?
many of them [empresas británicas] They have been in Peru for a long time and intend to stay. This is what happens United Kingdom With the general election: When there is a change, companies always want to know what is going to happen and what are the plans of the government. You have a new government that is developing its plans and the companies I have met are watching and waiting to see what the government is going to do. They are ready to compromise and ensure that our relationship remains strong.
—Have the Confidence to Invest in Peru?
When a company wants to make an investment decision, the most important factor is certainty. […] I don’t think companies that want to invest in Peru are nervous about the country, but they also need the government to propose their strategy and policies; So businesses can adapt.
– What do you think about the condition of the four mines in Ayacucho, which the government initially proposed to close?
I also met the Prime Minister and the Deputy Minister of Mines. I believe this situation requires dialogue between the government and the mining sector. From one democratic country to another, Peru’s government was elected by the people and has their mandate, and companies must respect democracy.
– What aspects did you discuss in the meeting with Mirtha Vasquez?
We talked about the relationship between the two countries, the aspiration to share prosperity across the country. […] The premier highlighted the importance of the mining sector, but also expressed that she wants to ensure that both sides achieve a dialogue to resolve their differences.
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