01/11/13 - Agencia de Información Nacional (Habana) - In Cuba Ollanta Humala, President of Peru
HAVANA, Cuba, Jan 11 (acn) The President of Peru, Ollanta Humala, arrived in Havana on Friday with the purpose of carrying out a bilateral working visit and showing his solidarity to Venezuelan head of state Hugo Chavez.
The distinguished visitor was received at the capital's Jose Marti International Airport by Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra, according to a report by the National Television Newscast.
The head of state pointed out that one of the objectives of his visit is the signing of an agreement for the recognition of university degrees of Peruvian students graduated in Cuba and vice versa.
Another objective is to consolidate the Beca 18 program, by way of which a group of 100 youngsters can come to Cuba to study, pointed out Humala.
Beca 18 is a scholarship program developed by the Peruvian State for youngsters of scant economic resources and good academic performance, who could study technical or university degree courses.
During his stay, Humala and his accompanying delegation will also sign technical and judicial cooperation agreements.
"Obviously I will also ask about, see, how is the situation of President Chavez. We all wish him a speedy recovery," Humala told the Cuban television.
The head of state was accompanied by Jose Beraun, Deputy Foreign Minister of Peru; Claudio de la Puente, general director for the Americas of his country's Foreign Ministry, and other officials.
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