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FM: Iran Ready to Boost Friendly Cooperation with Bolivia

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined the country’s preparedness to increase mutual cooperation with Bolivia’s new government.

In a phone conversation with ex-Bolivian President Evo Morales on Wednesday, Zarif congratulated him on the winning of his party in the recent presidential elections.

He also expressed Tehran’s willingness to increase the mutual friendly cooperation with the new Bolivian government.

Morales was forced to resign under military pressure on November 10, 2019, and went later into exile to calm the violent protests that erupted across the country in the wake of the opposition’s disputed vote-rigging allegations.

In a message on Tuesday, Zarif had also congratulated Bolivia on the victory of former Economy Minister Luis Arce over centrist rival Carlos Mesa in the election.

“I offer my sincere congratulations to the heroic people of Bolivia over their decisive victory against the destabilizing plots of the Yankee Empire,” he wrote in a Spanish-language tweet, referring to the US, which supported a military-backed effort last year to topple Morales from power following his re-election.

Zarif also felicitated the president-elect Arce and vice president-elect David Choquehuanca Céspedes on this “valuable victory”.

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