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Lord Mayor Alan Yarrow visits Peru

Lord Mayor to visit Peru to build ties and improve bilateral relations

The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Alan Yarrow, will visit Peru this week to build bilateral ties and strengthen the City of London’s relationship with an important regional partner.

The Lord Mayor of London is a role which has existed for over 800 years, and today the Lord Mayor’s primary function is to act as an ambassador for the City of London and its financial services industry. He will be bringing a delegation of British business leaders keen to engage in the region with him to help facilitate the development of stronger economic ties.

In Peru, the Lord Mayor will take part in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Healthcare UK and the Peruvian Ministry of Health, as well as meeting senior business leaders from a variety of industries to help attract major Peruvian companies to invest in the UK and list in London. He will also meet the Governor of the Central Bank, the Prime Minister, the Chairman of the Lima Stock Exchange, the President of InPeru, and the Minister of Economy and Finance, as well as attending an infrastructure roundtable to highlight UK interest and capability in helping Peru meet its infrastructure objectives.

Before he leaves Peru, the Lord Mayor will also attend the unveiling of a new statue of Paddington Bear, the enduring symbol of friendship between the UK and Peru, which celebrates the GREAT Britain campaign and the increasing interest in Peru by British businesses.

Speaking ahead of his visit, the Lord Mayor said:

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to visit Peru while I am Lord Mayor. Travelling overseas to meet our valued economic partners is one of the most interesting and valuable parts of my role. My visit is the latest in a series of high level visits that demonstrate the strong and growing relationship between our countries. This is the second visit by a Lord Mayor to Peru, with the largest UK business delegation we’ve ever brought – highlighting the growing interest in this market. My focus will be on areas where the UK and Peru can partner together for mutual benefit: partnership is the key word here, what benefits one also benefits the other.”


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