Quito, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala began a short but busy visit to Ecuador on Tuesday to discuss closer bilateral relations.
Humala will be received by President Rafael Correa at the Presidential Palace, and Foreign Minister Kintto Lucas and Ecuadorian Ambassador Diego Ribadeneira will attend the meeting.
Humala, accompanied by his wife Nadine Heredia and his delegation, will begin his official visit at noon with a private meeting with Correa and the delegations from both countries.
Correa will later host a lunch for his distinguished visitors and the two presidents will give a joint press conference at 15:00 local time.
According to the agenda, the visit will conclude with a meeting between Humala and the secretary general of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Maria Emma Mejia, at 16:15 hours on a capitalâ�Ös hotel.
During the meeting, the two statesmen will discuss bilateral issues, mainly the continuity of development projects for both countries with the objective of enhancing relations.
The message from both statesmen is aimed at making progress in regional integration, with UNASUR, the Andean Community of Nations, the MERCOSUR, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, and the Bank of the South.
Those talks seek to reinforce bilateral cooperation in the economic, social, political and cultural areas, and to exchange information on regional and multilateral agenda.