MOSCOW, 11 October (BelTA) - Belarusian Ambassador to Russia Dmitry Krutoi and Bolivian Ambassador to Russia Maria Luisa Ramos Urzagaste met in Moscow to discuss bilateral cooperation, interaction between Belarus and Bolivia in the UN, and topical international issues, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian diplomatic mission.
Dmitry Krutoi drew the Bolivian counterpart's attention to the export potential of Belarus, focusing on the range of agricultural, passenger and cargo vehicles produced in the country, which are well known throughout the world for their excellent value for money. He updated her on the discussion with the Argentine side of the project to establish assembly production of Belarusian equipment in that country and invited Bolivia to join in.
“The Bolivian ambassador has visited the Republic of Belarus before and spoke warmly about our country, emphasizing the socially oriented policy of the Belarusian authorities, the results of which are the preservation and development of industry, agriculture, successes in science and technology, an attractive investment climate and social support and wellbeing of citizens. She confirmed that in Bolivia, as well as in other countries of the continent, Belarusian equipment is well known and appreciated. In case the assembly production project in Argentina is implemented, the Belarusian agricultural and other machines will come to the Bolivian market, as well as to the markets of other states of the region,” the press service said.
The head of the Belarusian diplomatic mission emphasized the complementarity of the economies of the two countries, noting that Bolivia has a wide range of agricultural and mineral raw materials, which Belarus needs. The parties agreed to facilitate the next meeting of the joint Belarusian-Bolivian commission on trade and economic cooperation, and also an exchange of business visits through the chambers of commerce and industry of the two countries.
“During the discussion of the multilateral agenda, the parties spoke in favor of building fair models of interaction, a multipolar world order based on the universally recognized principles of international law and the UN Charter, mutual respect and equality. They emphasized the inadmissibility of using human rights issues to interfere in the internal affairs of sovereign states,” stressed the diplomatic mission.
The Belarusian and Bolivian diplomats agreed to continue contacts in Moscow to promote multifaceted cooperation between the countries. “The conversation was held in the spirit of traditionally friendly relations between Belarus and Bolivia. Dmitry Krutoi and Maria Luisa Ramos Urzagaste confirmed the constructive political dialogue between the two countries and spoke in favor of intensifying it at all levels,” the press service added.