Putin discussed with the President of Bolivia cooperation in energy and high technologies
Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Bolivian President Luis Arce. During the conversation, the leaders of the countries discussed key areas for the development of bilateral relations.
The Kremlin press service noted that during the conversation, issues of cooperation "in the trade, economic, energy, scientific and educational spheres", as well as in the field of high technologies, were discussed.
“Having expressed their mutual intention to further expand mutually beneficial cooperation, the leaders agreed to intensify contacts at various levels,” the statement says. message Kremlin.
Arce took over as president of Bolivia in 2020 and is seen as a supporter of former head of state Evo Morales, who advocated deepening cooperation with Russia. Arce has repeatedly stated that during his tenure as president, Bolivia will not join anti-Russian sanctions and publicly condemn the entry of Russian troops into Ukraine (in particular, Bolivia in 2022 and 2023 abstained twice in the voting in the UN General Assembly on a resolution condemning Russian military operation).