President of Bolivia arrives in Mexico for official visit

Edited by Ed Newman
2021-03-24 08:10:15


​President of Bolivia​ meets with Mexican president

Mexico City, March 24 (RHC)-- The president of Bolivia, Luis Arce, arrived close to midnight this Tuesday in Mexico City for a three-day official visit, during which he will meet with his Mexican counterpart, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO).

Bolivian state television reported that the South American leader was received by a Mexican diplomatic delegation around 23:37 local time (05:37 GMT Wednesday) at the Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City.

Previously, Arce said in his Twitter account: We will make an official visit to Mexico at the invitation of President López Obrador to deepen our ties of brotherhood and cooperation."

The Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) said in a statement that Arce's visit is being held "on the occasion of the 190th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mexico and Bolivia."

The agency noted that this is the Bolivian president's first visit abroad since he assumed the presidency in November 2020.  "Luis Arce returns to the country as head of state, after his stay in Mexico derived from the events of October 2019 in that country," it said.

López Obrador will receive the Bolivian president on Wednesdy morning at the National Palace, where they will talk about various topics, in particular the vision of Latin American integration and the search for regional unity.

Afterwards, Arce will stand guard in honor of the Niños Héroes at the Altar to the Homeland, in Chapultepec.  He'll also visit the Antiguo Palacio del Ayuntamiento, where he will be declared Distinguished Guest of Mexico City, and will participate in a solemn session at the Senate of the Republic.

Tomorrow, Thursday, the Bolivian president will participate as guest of honor and distinguished speaker in the commemoration of the Day of the Victory of Chakán Putum, which will take place in Champotón, in the southern state of Campeche.

This event "commemorates the historical resistance of the native peoples during the invasion," said the SRE press release.


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