Evo Morales and Xi Jinping sign China-Bolivia strategic partnership agreement

The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, signed today in Beijing the pact that makes both countries strategic partners, and attended the signing of agreements that will open the Chinese market to Bolivian quinoa and coffee .

The strategic partnership agreement – a bond that China establishes with those countries with which it seeks a special political and economic link – plus another seven of financial, cultural, commercial and infrastructure cooperation were signed after a meeting of almost two hours between both leaders in the Great Palace of the People.

The meeting was preceded by a welcome ceremony at this Legislative headquarters, with the participation of elite bodies of the Popular Liberation Army, and some ceremonial greetings in which Morales expressed to Xi his admiration as a child by Mao Zedong, the founder of the People’s Republic of China.

Xi stressed that under Morales’ presidency, the South American country “has begun a period of stable development that is rare since the independence of Bolivia” and predicted that “it will have an even better future” with the indigenous leader in front .

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