Presidents of Iran, Bolivia ask for higher level ties

Iran Materials 16 January 2007 12:44 (UTC +04:00)

(IRNA) - IRI President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad here in a meeting with his Bolivian counterpart was agreed with him on need for higher level of bilateral ties.

During the meeting at residence of the Bolivian President Evo Morales, the IRI President said that the developments in Bolivia are towards advancement and long strides have been taken in that respect.

Ahmadinejad added, "Tehran is ready to transfer its experience and expertise in various fields, particularly in agriculture, oil, and gas technologies to Bolivia.

He referred to the academic potentials in Iran for improving the technical knowledge of Bolivia experts and for assisting the entire independent countries in their will to maintain their national prestige and independence, in accordance with our Islamic teachings and duties, reports Trend.

He also announced Iran's readiness for bilateral and multilateral cooperation in Latin America, emphasizing, "Fortunately the wide scale anti-Imperialist movement in this region is now rolling, and we hope the regional leaders, like President Ortega, President Correa, President Chavez and your good self would lead Latin America towards justice, solidarity, and advancement.

The Bolivian President, too, presenting a brief report on developments in his country, said, "Our people's trust in their leaders today has roots in our transparent policies and our frankness in dealing with our nation and in serving them."

President Morales elaborated on measures adopted by Bolivian government in defense of the prestige of that nation in their campaign against US totalitarian policies, adding, "We have decided that the Americans need to obtain visas in order to enter our country as of this year."