RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – At the beginning of his two-day working visit, the King of Spain, Felipe VI, met Thursday in Madrid with the Vice President of Bolivia, David Choquehuanca. He additionally plans to satisfy with a number of ministers of the Spanish Government.
Choquehuanca’s presence is an element of “the agenda of cooperation” outlined by the Bolivian president, Luis Arce, and the aspiration to “strengthen relations with Spain within the diplomacy of the peoples”, knowledgeable the Bolivian Embassy in Madrid.
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The king acquired the vice-president at his residence in the Zarzuela Palace. Both, protected by a masks, greeted one another with a hand to the coronary heart earlier than the household photograph with members of the delegations of each nations.
During the assembly in the monarch’s workplace, they exchanged impressions on the state of bilateral relations.
Choquehuanca’s visit to Madrid takes place a bit greater than a month earlier than Arce’s first yr in workplace as head of the nation.
At his inauguration on November 8, 2020, Felipe VI represented Spain with the then second vice-president of the Spanish Government, Pablo Iglesias.
The monarch met Arce once more at the inauguration of Peru’s President Pedro Castillo final July.
Relations between Spain and Bolivia had a disaster in December 2019, throughout the earlier interim president, Jeanine Áñez.
The disaster was a consequence of a visit that two Spanish diplomats, accompanied by 4 cops, made to the residence of the Mexican ambassador in La Paz, the place former officers of former president Evo Morales have been staying. However, each nations later agreed to normalize relations.
During the two days, he will probably be in Madrid, Choquehuanca plans to satisfy individually with the Spanish Ministers of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares; Social Rights, Ione Belarra; and Consumption, Alberto Garzón, provides a notice from the embassy.
He will even meet with the president of the Congress, Meritxell Batet; with the president of the Senate, Ander Gil; and with the leaders of the commerce unions UGT and CCOO, Pepe Álvarez and Unai Sordo, respectively.
The former Foreign Minister of Bolivia between January 2006 and January 2017, throughout the first three governments of Evo Morales, will take part this Friday in the Tribuna EFE-Casa América.
His program is accomplished with a gathering with the Bolivian group in Spain, the place some 90,000 residents of the South American nation dwell.
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