Los Tiempos reports:
U.S. aims to boost the agenda with Bolivia
The charge d’affaires of the United States [DCM], Peter Brennan yesterday stressed the importance of boosting bilateral agenda with Bolivia where prevail interests and mutual respect between the two countries.
The diplomat was speaking at the celebration of the Independence Day of the United States (July 4) held at the diplomatic residence at the seat of government.
Brennan stressed that both countries values, share common elements that unite and the need to establish relationships.
“Our two countries have many things in common and I am here today to reaffirm the commitment of the United States to advance a shared agenda for the United States and Bolivia, an agenda based on interests and mutual respect to promote social and economic inclusion to promote the preservation of Mother Earth, to improve public safety and strengthen democratic institutions,” he said.
The relations between Bolivia and the United States wore out, it was in September 2008, following the decision of President Evo Morales Ayma to expel U.S. Ambassador Philip Goldberg, arguing that [the diplomat] collaborated with the political opposition so that the government would be dismissed from power. In November 2011, the two countries agreed to resume relations, but the process did not complete.
The USA has been for over 50 years the largest donor for Bolivia, including multilateral funds. I am part of those fortunate Bolivians who had the means to go to the US and seek a better education. I was part of those fortunate Bolivians who also worked for/with the US Government and also with American Companies. So, I have to say that I was fortunate to have those opportunities, where I learned and could also engage in development projects without having to respond to any political parties.
On you day, congratulations USA!!!