Bolivia Counts on Iran

A01426949.jpgBolivian President Juan Evo Morales Ayma stressed his country’s need to industry, capital investment and production, saying that La Paz relies very much on Iran’s aids in the said grounds. Morales made the remarks in a meeting with Iran’s special envoy to Bolivia Eslamian, where the two sides discussed cooperation between the two countries.

In the meeting, Morales voiced pleasure with the wide public welcome extended to the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his recent visit to Bolivia, saying that the warm welcome, which had been arranged by the people themselves, was unprecedented in Latin America.

He further called for the accelerated implementation of agreements already held between the two countries in areas of oil, agriculture and industries, and said, “Today, Bolivia needs industry, capital, production and activity more than ever and we have opened a special account on Iran in this regard.

Morales also pointed to the establishment of a tractor-manufacturing factory in Venezuela by Iran, and called on Tehran to take a similar measure and open a tractor-manufacturing company in Bolivia.

During the meeting, the two sides also discussed the agenda of an upcoming visit to Iran by Morales.

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