Friday, December 07, 2012

Bilateral Relations: Iran, Bolivia keen on enhanced economic cooperation

Source: IRNA

Madrid, Dec 6, IRNA – Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs Ali-Asghar Khaji in Lapaz on Thursday conferred with senior Bolivian officials on ways to develop economic cooperation.

In a meeting with the Bolivian Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca, he discussed avenues for promoting bilateral ties as well as regional and international issues.

They talked about deepening friendly relations and speeding up implementation of the economic development projects in Bolivia with Iranian partnership.

Meanwhile, Khaji held separate talks with Speaker of Bolivian Parliament, Richard Kredel, to coordinate parliamentary cooperation and help remove the procedural roadblocks in carrying out joint economic projects in Bolivia.

Kredel told the reporters after meeting with Khaji that they conferred about the implementation of joint projects and the ways to promote convergence between the two parliaments.

He further pointed out that his country intends to make further use of Iranian experience in the field of developing oil and gas resources.

Kredel said the two countries' parliaments will coordinate to help advance joint projects and promote bilateral ties.

Khaji is in Bolivia after a visit by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Lapaz about five months ago to pursue implementation of the joint projects in various fields.

Iran has in recent years expanded friendly ties with Latin America in economic, trade and industrial fields.

Iran and Bolivia have enhanced level of trade and diplomatic relations after signing a trade and energy agreement in September 2007.