9 August 201817:36

Press release on the 120th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Russian Federation and the Plurinational State of Bolivia


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On August 9, Russia and Bolivia celebrate the 120th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations. On that day in 1898, Bolivian Presidential Envoy Francisco de Argandona presented his credentials to Emperor Nicholas II.

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Bolivian Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni Mamani exchanged messages of greetings on the occasion of this memorable date.

In his message, Mr Lavrov noted the long road travelled by the two countries in developing friendly and equitable interstate relations, the enduring traditions of bilateral cooperation and the tangible results in promoting the political dialogue and cooperating in the international arena.

In turn, Mr Mamani emphasised Russia’s important contribution to the formation of a more fair and equitable world arrangement and the trustworthy relations of friendship and mutual understanding between the two countries.

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