The first bi-national Bolivia-Paraguay partnership scheduled for this week will result in at least twelve cooperation agreements between the two nations, announced Paraguayan Ambassador in La Paz Terumi Matsuo.
There are more than a dozen agreements to be signed during President Mario Abdo's visit to La Paz, Matsuo said in an interview published this Sunday in the state newspaper Cambio.
Although the meeting between Presidents Abdo and Evo Morales will be held on June 12, since this week the two countries' delegations are working to define the details of the ministerial meeting, and Vice Ministers and Ministers are scheduled to meet on June 11.
”The commercial aspect will be addressed by the Ministers of Economy, but we believe it is a good opportunity for entrepreneurs to be present in all areas: livestock, mining and shipping, and the ASPB (Administration of Port Services-Bolivia), indicated ambassador Matsuo.
Regarding the incorporation of Bolivia as a full member of Mercosur and the Bi-oceanic Rail Corridor, Matsuo said Paraguay supported and encouraged Bolivia to become a full member of Mercosur.
We advocate for this to start as soon as possible because it is in the interest of the member countries. We support the execution of the Bi-oceanic Corridor (it will connect Brazil, Bolivia and Peru), and I can add from our side that once the plan is completed we will be ready to accompany this megaproject”, she said.