The Embassy of Peru in Berlin
Amb. Elmer Schialer Salcedo
Bachelor’s degree in international Relations from the Diplomatic Academy of Peru; Master’s studies in Economics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú; Post-Graduate Studies in Systems Engineering at the National Engineering University of Peru.
Deputy Permanent Representative of Peru in Geneva; Served at the Peruvian Embassies in Washington, Mexico and La Paz and the Permanent Mission of Peru to the UN in New York; Consul-General of Peru in Frankfurt, Germany; Several Posts at the Peruvian Foreign Ministry, being the most recent one that of Director for International Economic Negotiations, where he was in charge of Peru’s trade negotiations, OECD issues, WTO, WIPO, UNCTAD matters, etc.; Among other positions he has occupied are: National Technical Secretary of the Peruvian National Commission for the Initiative for the Integration of the Infrastructure in South America (IIRSA); Director for Middle East and African Affairs; Director for Drug Control; and, Deputy-Director for EU and Nordic Countries
Bilateral political relations between Germany and Peru are friendly and are characterized by trust. Germany supports Peru in the modernization of its state through the strengthening of institutions and civil society. Germany also cooperates with Peru on its development through a wide range of programs, including the improvement of urban water or the combat against climate change.
Lately, political exchanges increased with the visit in Lima of the German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in 2014, where he signed an agreement to increase the political dialogue between the two countries. The Peruvian President Ollanta Humala visited Germany in 2012 and 2014 and met with Chancellor Merkel.
Germany is an important economic partner of Peru: Germany imports mostly agricultural products and mineral resources while Peru imports vehicles, pharmaceutical products and machinery.
Peru is a partner country of Germany development program and received financial help from Germany. This cooperation focuses on democracy, civil society and public administration, water and sanitation and bfbx bgfbgfbsustainable rural development, natural resources management and climate change.