Argentine President Cristina Fernandez paid an official visit to Peru on Sunday to boost bilateral ties, Xinhua reported.
The visit, the first by an Argentine president to Peru in 16 years, will "leave behind the mistakes done in recent history," an official source said, referring to the dispute in 1995 over Argentina's arms sale to Ecuador which had just fought a brief war with Peru.
Fernandez, whose entourage included key ministers and more than 100 businessmen, was expected to sign a strategic association agreement with her Peruvian counterpart Alan Garcia, the official source said.
Peru has been Argentina's staunch ally in the impasse with Britain over the Malvinas (Falkland) Islands and their nearby maritime spaces, the Argentine Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Fernandez's visit "has very great political importance," which will help completely turn over "the page of history," Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Taiana said.
The visit also aimed to boost mutual investment and bilateral cooperation in various fields, Taiana said.
Two-way trade between the two countries in 2009 amounted to 856 million U.S. dollars, according to the Argentine Industry Ministry.