BERLIN – Bolivian President Evo Morales and German Chancellor Angela Merkel initiated on Wednesday a new stage of bilateral cooperation to focus on the energy sector, as well as the transfer of technology to the Latin American country, whose “impressive economic growth” was highlighted by Merkel.
In an appearance with the Bolivian president, Merkel stressed Bolivia’s remarkable development and substantial progress in areas such as the fight against poverty.
Morales confirmed his country’s interest in the transfer of German technology to promote the development of Bolivia, which regrettably does not have its own technology.
Both leaders emphasized the 50 years of bilateral cooperation between the two countries, and their mutual desire to move in this direction of “mutual respect,” according to Morales.
Germany and Bolivia suggested the signing of a comprehensive bilateral agreement which is focused on the energy sector and renewable energy in particular, Merkel emphasized.
Morales also noted that after he arrived in Berlin, agreements were signed with German technology company Siemens on Tuesday to purchase German technologies.