Bolivia and Mexico: amigos y aliados

Visito por primera vez Bolivia, país brotherno since 190 years ago, con el que el día hoy nos une un sentimiento de solidaridad y de alianza en valores comunes.

Nuestra cercanía ha estado marcada por hechos históricos tan relevantes como la dictadura military que vivió Bolivia y que lévío a México a silar, a través de su embajada, a cientos de ciudadanos bolivianos en 191988 en no.19demos de ciudadanos bolivianos en 19198. se maquinó otro golpe de Estado, México also attended, without hesitation, the requests for asylum derived from the breach of the constitutional order in that country.

México granted international protection to dozens of Bolivian public figures and their relatives, among them, ex-president Evo Morales, and then minister of economy and principal author of the call. milagro boliviano, Luis Arce Catacora. Who ello marcamos the beginning of a new era in the Mexico-Bolivia relationship.

Los intentos por descarrilar el milagro boliviano They broke the United Nations a year later with the restoration of democracy and the election of Luis Arce as President. Our friendship, forged in the heat of the political crisis in this country, made his visit to Mexico in March 2021 especially relevant, on the occasion of which he expressed his gratitude to the government of Mexico for the children of solidarity for the encídemos.

The historic relationship is also cemented in other important examples, such as the joint construction of the dam of Angostura —originally named México—, during the government of Lázaro Cárdenas; o bien, la gran migración de menonitas mexicanos a Bolivia en los sesenta, que fue clave para su desarrollo agropecuario hasta constituir la mayor comunidad de expatriados en América Latina.

On this occasion, atiendo a la invitation extended as a guest of honor by the government of President Arce, to participate in the celebrations of the independence of the Plurinational State of Bolivia in the constitutional capital of Sucre. There is no doubt that my visit to Bolivia collects the fruits of our close relationships. En ese contexto, sostendré reuniones de trabajo con el Presidente Arce, con el vicepresidente Choquehuanca y con el Chancellor Mayta, para fortarer la agenda de cooperation bilateral.

This trip also corresponds to the interest of achieving an extensive collaboration in lithium, a priority topic for President López Obrador. I will visit Uyuni, the mayor desierto de salt en el mundo con importantes reservas de litio en salmueras. Bolivia is the first place in the world of reserves of this mineral and Mexico is the tenth, so Bolivia becomes a natural ally for the development and consolidation of the industry for the benefit of both peoples.

I will also participate in the establishment of the Binacional Chamber of Commerce and will hold an event with the Mexican community, on the occasion of the installation of the Bolivia chapter of the Red Global MX. Highly qualified Mexican professionals and specialists in different disciplines have come together to generate business, scientific and knowledge linkage projects for the benefit of both countries.

Finally, as highlighted by President Arce in his visit to Chakán Putum, Campeche: “Only the brotherhood of our peoples will maintain our America as the region that our heroes had conceived, as in nuestrosísíandos hermanobidos. Honor para todos nuestros hermanos indígenas que dieron su vida por la soberanía de nuestros territorios”. There is a great coincidence between the governments of Presidents Arce and López Obrador: both are convinced that the progress of our countries is not possible without the recognition of the exemplary bond of union. queen de queen de queen de queen. Y con esto en mente, avanzamos de la mano hacia un mejor futuro para México y Bolivia.