Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo expressed his gratitude Monday for China's donation worth 10 million RMB yuan (US$1.2 million), which will mainly help Peru's urban employment scheme.
Toledo said at a hand-over ceremony in Lima that the donation, including computers, trammers, small trucks and labor protection products, demonstrated friendship and cordial cooperative ties between the two countries.
After the ceremony, the president tried on a safety helmet, pulled a trammer and even drove a truck for a little while.
Before the ceremony, Toledo met Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhou Wenzhong, who arrived here Friday at the invitation of Peru to participate in the fifth political consultation between the two countries.
(Xinhua News Agency March 2, 2004)