Bolivia–South Africa relations

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Bolivia–South Africa relations
Map indicating locations of Bolivia and South Africa

Bolivia

South Africa

Bolivian–South Africa relations are the bilateral relations between the countries of Bolivia and South Africa. Although South Africa maintains full diplomatic relations with Bolivia it is not residentially represented in the country, instead the South African embassy in Lima, Peru handles local South African affairs in Bolivia.[1]

Morales era[edit]

In January 2006 Bolivia's then president-elect Evo Morales visited South Africa as part of his round the world tour ahead of taking up the presidency after Bolivia's 2005 elections. Morales has stated that South Africa's struggle against apartheid was similar to the political struggle in Bolivia.[2][3] In July 17–20, 2006 South Africa sent a follow up delegation to Bolivia led by Minister in the Presidency, Essop Pahad to cooperate and share experiences on constitutional assemblies as well as minerals and energy policies.[4]

President Morales visited South Africa again during the 2010 Soccer World Cup where he met with South African Vice-President Kgalema Motlanthe to discuss enhancing trade and diplomatic relations.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bolivia (Republic of)". South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Bolivia's Morales visits S Africa". BBC. 10 January 2006. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ Tang, Sello (16 January 2006). "Bolivia looks to SA's example". South Africa Info. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Minister Essop Pahad leads South African Delegation to Bolivia". South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Bolivia, South Africa to tighten ties, Talks on trade and diplomatic relations". TOPS.lk. June 15, 2010. Retrieved April 6, 2012.