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Russia, Peru to Sign Strategic Partnership Treaty at Paris Climate Talks

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Vladimir Putin and his Peruvian counterpart Ollanta Humala will sign a bilateral strategic partnership agreement on the sidelines of the climate conference in Paris.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Peruvian counterpart Ollanta Humala will sign a bilateral strategic partnership agreement on the sidelines of next week’s climate conference in Paris, Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said Friday.

"This joint statement has been drafted and Paris presents a window of opportunity for the presidents to sign it," Ushakov told reporters.

Ushakov said that Putin and Humala reached a principal agreement on the strategic partnership document during the Peruvian leader’s visit in 2014.

Humala traveled to Russia in November 2014, and he and Putin signed trade, economic and scientific partnership agreements, including the purchase of Russian passenger planes and the use of Russia’s satellite navigation system GLONASS.

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"The countries are conducting negotiations on cooperating in nuclear and electric power, satellite navigation, exploration and development of hydrocarbon deposits," the presidential aide said, citing a 9.4 percent increase in mutual trade turnover last year.

Ushakov said an added impetus to bilateral trade could be increased contacts between Peru and the Eurasian Economic Union. Russia maintains contacts with Peru on foreign and defense ministerial, parliamentary and other structural levels.

Up to 138 state and government leaders have confirmed that they will take part in the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris next week. Putin is expected to address the COP21 plenary session.

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