The recent signing of the Japan-Peru free-trade agreement is beneficial for both nations in boosting trade and opening up investment opportunities, Peru's trade minister said Wednesday.

Speaking to The Japan Times a day after signing off on an economic partnership agreement with Tokyo, Peruvian Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Eduardo Ferreyros Kuppers said the new deal was a "win-win" agreement that would allow Japan to benefit not only in trade between Peru but also with its many free-trade partners.

"I would like to see investments in manufacturing and technological products. And who better than Japan to go in and make such products in Peru, and not only sell them in Peru, but also to the rest of South America with which we have free-trade agreements," Ferreyros said.