Message from Ambassador Carlos Herrera
On behalf of the diplomatic and administrative personnel of the Embassy of Peru in the Netherlands, I am delighted to wish you a very warm welcome to this web-site, which aims to provide relevant information about our bilateral relationship with the Netherlands, as well as to offer some further data about the Peruvian economy; the investment opportunities in Peru; its millenary history, and illustrate different cultural and social aspects.
Peru ascribes high priority to the relationship with the Netherlands due to the common principles and values shared on foreign policy issues; the relevance of the Netherlands in the international business framework and its participation in the European Union, as well as the level and potential of its investments and its market for exports from our country. It is worth mentioning that the Dutch market represents the third most important destination of our exports at the European level (as well as being the first destination of our exportation of fresh fruit and vegetables) as well as being rated as the forth foreign country which invests directly in Peru. One of the most important concerns of our mission is naturally to promote Peruvians’ interests and enhance the development of friendly bilateral and cooperative relationships in different areas: political, economic, educational, cultural and so on.
Our Embassy is particularly focused on the follow-up work and involvement in the activities held at the international organizations based in The Hague. Among those we cannot fail to mention the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
Referring to our countrymen and women, together with the General Consulate of Peru in Amsterdam, we will continue to commit ourselves in order to improve our services and to strengthen the liaison with Peruvian associations in the Netherlands, either by celebrating our festivities, or during the development of cultural activities which might enhance the cohesion of our community so as to showcase to the Dutch people our historic and cultural wealth.
I wish to encourage you to familiarize with the situation and news of Peru and its main institutions through the links offered on this web-page, which will be kept updated constantly. At the same time, I would like to exhort you to contact us in order to enquire about any further information you may need.