Venezuela and Bolivia to Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation

Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, was received by the new Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bolivia, Rogelio Mayta, in order to discuss a new stage in strengthening bilateral diplomatic and cooperation ties.

The meeting took place on Tuesday at the headquarters of the Bolivian Foreign Affairs Ministry in La Paz, the capital of Bolivia, in what constituted the first official meeting of Rogelio Mayta with a foreign minister.

“Congratulations. It is an honor to be the first foreign minister that you receive,” Arreaza told Mayta.

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The occasion was propitious for the Venezuelan foreign minister’s introduction of his Bolivian counterpart, the newly appointed Venezuelan ambassador to the highland nation, Alexánder Yánez, and other diplomatic personnel.

The information was released by the Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Ministry through Twitter, where it posted a video that includes the meeting that took place one day after the recovery of the Venezuelan embassy in Bolivia, marking the resumption of bilateral diplomatic peace relations.

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Arreaza’s entry into the Venezuelan embassy coincided this Monday with the arrival of former President Evo Morales in Bolivia.

Members of social movements and political parties gathered around the embassy in support and solidarity with the Venezuelan people, who recovered the diplomatic headquarters. That crowd warmly received the Venezuelan foreign minister.

“With great pride we report that we have peacefully recovered what belongs to the Venezuelan and Bolivian people and the peoples of the world: the embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Thanks to the Bolivian people who gave the victory to the MAS, to the social movements, to David Choquehuanca, to Luis Arce, to Evo Morales. Thanks to them we are here resuming what belongs to the people, ”Arreaza emphasized this Monday, AVN reported.


Featured image: Photo courtesy of @CancilleriaVE.

(Ultimas Noticias)

Translation: OT/JRE/SL

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