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Belarus, Bolivia to set up joint commission on cooperation

MINSK, 4 September (BelTA) – Belarus and Bolivia will set up a joint commission on cooperation. The decision was taken at a meeting between Presidents of the two countries Alexander Lukashenko and Evo Morales in Minsk on 4 September, BelTA has learnt.

The commission will be headed by Head of the Belarus President Property Management Directorate Viktor Sheiman and by the Head of the Bolivian President Administration. The Vice President of Bolivia will also make part of the commission.

In the near future the commission will meet in Minsk to get familiar with Belarus’ potential. The second meeting of the commission will take place in the capital of Bolivia. After that the commission will prepare concrete proposals for Belarus-Bolivia cooperation development and submit them to the Presidents of the two countries.

According to Alexander Lukashenko, the two countries have a basis for economic cooperation. “You have the goods and opportunities we need. We produce the things you need. Our economies are complementary, and we are able to expand our cooperation in this area,” the Belarusian leader said.

The two leaders stated that the current level of the trade and economic relations does not meet the real potential of the two countries. “We have a lot of work ahead in order to determine the most promising cooperation areas between the two states,” the President of Belarus said.

Alexander Lukashenko assured Evo Morales that Belarus is ready to share its experience with Bolivia.