Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets with his Bolivian counterpart Fernando Huanacuni Mamani in Beijing, May 29, 2018. (Photo: MOFA)
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Tuesday met with his Bolivian counterpart in Beijing to discuss Bolivian President Evo Morales's state visit to China next month.
During the meeting Wang said that the nature of the two countries' bilateral ties is a South-South cooperation, and he hopes such relations reach new heights as a result of President Morales's visit.
“Our countries have maintained good relations, and I hope President Evo Morales's visit will strengthen such relations by welcoming a new beginning as well as new opportunities for our bilateral ties going forward," said Wang.
News of President Morales's latest planned state visit came last year and it will become the President's 4th visit to China since he came to power in 2006.
As a frequent visitor to China himself, the Bolivian Minister of Foreign Affairs Fernando Huanacuni Mamani said his President’s visit will open more opportunities with China and deepen trade between the two sides.
"China and Bolivia share a great prospect for further cooperation and our bilateral relations will elevate to a strategic one during President Morales's visit. For us, this will not only increase our cooperation in trade, but will also help us improve the geopolitical condition in the region,” said Huanacuni.
The Foreign Minister added that the development of bilateral relation with China is important for Bolivia, stating that China plays an important role in the peacekeeping process as well as the development of the global community.
Huanacuni also thanked China for its long-term support and efforts in helping the development of the Bolivian economy. He said Bolivia is willing to work with China under its Belt and Road Initiative and help promote the development of China-Latin American Relations.
Huanacuni began his three-day visit to China on Monday in the central Henan Province, home of the famous Shaolin Temple—the cradle of the ancient Chinese martial art Kung Fu.