ASTANA – Bolivian Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni and his Kazakh counterpart, Kairat Abdrakhmanov, signed a political declaration on Thursday to expand bilateral cooperation.
“As non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2017-2018, the organization’s agenda has been important in our negotiations. We have seen that we agree on many issues and we will try to coordinate joint efforts within the framework of international organizations,” Abdrakhmanov said.
“Bolivia actively supports Kazakhstan’s efforts to create a world free of nuclear weapons,” the foreign minister said.
For his part, Huanacuni explained the points discussed at the meeting.
“We have looked at various areas, such as energy, education and culture, as well as the coincidences between our countries and our perspectives. We are looking for interactive links that will help us overcome the thousands of kilometers that separate us from Kazakhstan,” the Bolivian foreign minister said.
In addition, Huanacuni extended an invitation to Kazakh Prime Minister Bakhytzhan Sagintayev for the Central Asian country to attend the 4th Gas Exporting Countries Forum to be held in November in Bolivia.
“Gas is not a source of renewable energy. Renewable energy sources are a very important issue in the world today and we see that Kazakhstan agrees in our desire to develop them. We are open to learn from their experience and ready to share ours,” the Bolivian foreign minister said.