Thursday, 12 September 2013


Belarus, Bolivia to set up joint commission on cooperation

MINSK, 4 September (BelTA) – Belarus and Bolivia will set up a joint commission on cooperation. The decision was taken at a meeting between Presidents of the two countries Alexander Lukashenko and Evo Morales in Minsk on 4 September, BelTA has learnt.

The commission will be headed by Head of the Belarus President Property Management Directorate Viktor Sheiman and by the Head of the Bolivian President Administration. The Vice President of Bolivia will also make part of the commission.

In the near future the commission will meet in Minsk to get familiar with Belarus’ potential. The second meeting of the commission will take place in the capital of Bolivia. After that the commission will prepare concrete proposals for Belarus-Bolivia cooperation development and submit them to the Presidents of the two countries.

According to Alexander Lukashenko, the two countries have a basis for economic cooperation. “You have the goods and opportunities we need. We produce the things you need. Our economies are complementary, and we are able to expand our cooperation in this area,” the Belarusian leader said.

The two leaders stated that the current level of the trade and economic relations does not meet the real potential of the two countries. “We have a lot of work ahead in order to determine the most promising cooperation areas between the two states,” the President of Belarus said.

Alexander Lukashenko assured Evo Morales that Belarus is ready to share its experience with Bolivia.


Belarus to carry out geologic exploration, extraction of subsurface resources in Bolivia

MINSK, 4 September (BelTA) – Belarus will carry out geologic exploration and the extraction of subsurface resources in Bolivia. The relevant agreement was reached by President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and Bolivia President Evo Morales during talks in Minsk on 4 September, BelTA has learned.

The presidents also agreed to promote cooperation between Belarus and Bolivia in manufacturing agricultural products, supplying Belarusian agricultural machines to Bolivia. The Belarusian side is ready to train Bolivians, including in agricultural professions, because, the Belarusian leader believes, the industry is very well-developed in Belarus. Apart from that, the sides attach special importance to cooperation in military and technical area and in culture.

“We believe it is important to expand relations with Bolivia and would like our cooperation to reach the proper level within a short time,” stressed Alexander Lukashenko.

The Belarusian head of state remarked that Belarusians like the Bolivian nation and keep an eye on the changes going on in the country, the country’s rising respect in Latin America and the international scene as a whole.

“In the complicated and restless world, which is affected by financial and economic crises, external threats and political intrigues, it has never been more important to have friendly countries standing next to you, countries, which are interested in productive cooperation. With this in mind we will build our relations,” said the Belarusian leader.

Alexander Lukashenko remarked that in Belarus Evo Morales’ official visit is regarded as an intention to advance relations between the two countries and develop mutually beneficial cooperation in all spheres.


Minsk, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales and his Belarusian peer Alexander Lukashenko atended the signing o fan agreement to extend visas and an economic and trade accord between both nations.

The texts were signed at Belarus hall of the Presidential Residence by Foreign Ministers Vladimir Makei y David Choquehuanca, from the central European nation and Bolivia, respectively.

During the extended meeting between both delegations, both presidents highlighted the need to set up an Inter-Government commission to work in a first stage, identifying the lines of cooperation.

Morales and Lukashenko also agreed on the urgency of becoming more active to be able to increase the quality of bilateral links. The Belarusian leader highlighted the importance his country grants to relations with Bolivia, and emphasized their agreement on approaches about the world order and different issues of the international agenda.

Belarus is ready to pass on its experience to Bolivia and to train Bolivian specialists in the agricultural sector, Lukashenko said.

Morales weighed up the Belarusian leadership in the industrial, specifically in agriculture, essential area for food security of both countries.

We are satisfied, especially with the offer to train our farmer and indigenous Bolivian brothers and sisters, said the leader of the South American Multinational State, while he called to buy time in the interest of both countries.

They have planned for Wednesday afternoon the homage by Bolivian President to the heroes of the Great Patriotic war (1941-1945), placing a wreath at the monument in the Victory Park, in this capital.

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