Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during talks with Foreign Minister of Bolivia Rogelio Mayta, Moscow, October 22, 2021
We are delighted to welcome you in Moscow.
You and I met in New York when you attended my meeting with President of Bolivia Luis Arce. I am happy to welcome you in Moscow during your full-fledged visit.
The pandemic did not hamper the stable development of our cooperation in all directions. President of Russia Vladimir Putin and President of Bolivia Luis Arce have spoken with each other three times in the past few months, and they have charted specific ways of expanding our cooperation in all areas.
We have coordinated specific projects in the energy sector and the civilian nuclear power industry, as well as expanded trade and cultural contacts. We cooperate closely on COVID-19 response efforts.
Today is a good opportunity to discuss all aspects of our bilateral ties in great detail and to exchange opinions on developments in the Latin America region. We will find your assessments useful. We will also speak about our cooperation at the UN.