12 Jul 2013 11:19

LIMA, July 5 (BERNAMA-NNN-ANDINA) -- Peruvian President Ollanta Humala Tasso late Thursday received credentials from new ambassadors of Ukraine, Switzerland and Costa Rica, with whom he held separate meetings.

Ukrainian Ambassador Oleksandr Mykhalchuk was the first to present his credentials to the Peruvian leader, who was accompanied by Foreign Minister Eda Rivas during the presentation ceremony.

The ceremony was followed by a private meeting at which issues related to foreign trade, university cooperation, security cooperation and ways to strengthen political and diplomatic relations were discussed.

Humala then accepted the credential letters of the new ambassador of the Swiss Confederation to Peru, Hans-Ruedi Bortis, who replaces Anne-Pascale Krauer Müller.

Topics discussed at the meeting with the Swiss diplomat included economic and trade ties, the interest of Switzerland in the Pacific Alliance and the repatriation of proceeds of corruption.

The president met with Costa Rican Ambassador Melvin Alfredo Saenz Biolley after receiving his credentials at the Government Palace in Lima.

During their meeting, they discussed economic issues, technical and scientific cooperation programmes, Costa Rica's participation in the Pacific Alliance and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, among others topics.