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Bolivia and Mexico Strengthen Bilateral Relations

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The two countries’ governments concluded a binational meeting in La Paz by signing an agreement that included 39 points related to politics, economic matters, trade, and mutual cooperation.

Bolivia’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Juan Carlos Alurralde, and Mexico’s Deputy Minister for Latin America and the Caribbean, Socorro Flores Liera, met at Bolivia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (link in Spanish) on April 4, 2016, in the context of the 5th Meeting of the Mexico–Bolivia Permanent Binational Committee.

At a joint press conference after signing the agreement, Mr Alurralde said that “this agreement extends, reflects, and builds on the already important relations between our two countries.”

The topics covered at the meeting included regional and multilateral political affairs, indigenous peoples, gender equality, the economy, trade and investment, scientific cooperation, security, and drug trafficking.

After their exchange, the two nations agreed on a shared work agenda for issues such as negotiation and cooperation, and the drafting of an action plan to monitor such matters.

Finally, Ms Flores Liera stated that a meeting is being set up between President Evo Morales and President Enrique Peña Nieto to further develop relations between the two countries.

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