Mexico and Bolivia held the seventh meeting of the Bilateral Committee

The meeting was hypothetical and the interest of its development is that it has not been held in four years, according to a memo from the State Department.

The memorandum adds that as part of the fruitful dialogue, the Deputy Ministers received the results of the Political Affairs sub-committees; Economic, commercial and financial affairs.

As well as the eighth meeting of the Mixed Committee for Technical and Scientific Cooperation; and the second meeting of the Working Group on Immigration and Consular Affairs Mexico-Bolivia, as well as progress made in the preparations for the Sub-Committee on Educational and Cultural Affairs.

In due course, they highlighted the findings in immigration matters, the balance of flows between the two countries since the abolition of visas for Bolivian citizens in May 2021, and the Mexican experience with regard to consular assistance and protection was shared.

In the trade field, they agreed to continue to make progress in analyzing matters relating to SPS and food safety measures, in order to promote and expand trade.

With regard to bilateral cooperation, they agreed to promote the holding of the third meeting of the Joint Committee for Educational, Cultural and Sports Cooperation in 2022, at which specific projects in the educational, cultural and sports fields for the period 2022-2024 will be considered.

They also reiterated the will of the two countries to speed up the work that allows for the signing of a cooperation agreement in the field of protection, preservation, restoration and return of cultural assets.

They highlighted the work done in the 2021-2023 Cooperation Program, which consists of eight projects, in the sectors of energy, agriculture, health, justice and social protection.

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They supported the importance of further strengthening cooperation in the field of lithium, as Mexico and Bolivia will hold events on this issue and share experiences with countries such as Argentina, Chile and Peru.

With regard to regional relations, Mexico reiterated the importance of further strengthening the ratification of the signatory countries, including Bolivia, of the Constitutive Agreement of the Latin American and Caribbean Space Agency, and shared with its counterpart the recent approval of this by the Mexican Senate. .

The two parties confirmed the excellent level of understanding between the two countries and fulfilled one of the commitments during the visit of President Louis Ars to celebrate the 190th anniversary of the establishment of relations.

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