Bolivia’s Evo Morales to visit China in 2018

LA PAZ – Bolivian President Evo Morales will make a visit to China next year to increase the level of bilateral relations to move up later on to a strategic association.

According to Bolivian Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni, China and Bolivia are not just commercial partners. “We are partners with a similar ideological and political vision,” said the minister.

These words were pronounced this week by the Bolivian Foreign Affairs Minister to Bolivian radio station Red Patria Nueva, while Huanacuni is visiting China, where he met his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi and the vice president of the National Quality Supervision Administration Office, Li Yuanping.

Huanacuni stated Bolivia has plans to export coffee, soybeans, meat and quinoa to China.

“We are working to comply with all protocols and quality aspects,” he said.

Huanacuni also announced that Bolivia will be an active member of the Asian Development Bank.

The relations between China and Bolivia come 32 years ago, but they reached their highest level starting 2006, when Evo Morales came to power.

China is one of the main commercial partners of Bolivia, and in this moment, public and private companies of China are working on important works, such as the construction of airports, highways and bridges.

Since he came to power, Morales has visited China in 2006, 2011 and 2013.