The joint virtual session was held on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, between the Institute for Political and International Studies and the Bolivian Diplomatic and Multinational Academy about inter-institutional cooperation and regional and bilateral issues.
The meeting was attended by Dr.Mohammad Sajjadpour, Deputy Minister of MOFA & President of IPIS; Dr.Majid Ghafelehbashi, Research Deputy at the center; Morteza Tafreshi, Iranian Ambassador to Bolivia; Hossein Ahmadian, University Professor and Farhad Kalini, Top Researchers at IPIS; Maurico Dorfer, President of the Bolivian Academy; Guadalupe Palomeque, Director of the Political Relations of the Foreign Ministry of the Multi-national government of Bolivia; and Romina Perez, Bolivian Ambassador to Iran.
The meeting was held in the form of two panels “Bilateral Cooperation and Ratification of Memorandum of Understanding between the Two sides” and “Cooperation on Regional Issues: with Focus on: The two Countries’ cooperation in Trade, Economic, Cultural and Political Areas”
Here are the most important matters touched upon at the session:
By signing the Memorandum of Understanding, the Institute for Political and International Studies and the Bolivian Diplomatic and Multinational Academy will be able to broaden their cooperation to other bilateral, regional and international realms as well as academic areas.
The Bolivian multinational government seeks to improve and upgrade its relation with the Islamic Republic of Iran in all areas, especially in trade and economic areas. To do this, the Bolivian multinational government’s foreign minister, Mr.Rogelio Mayta along with Ms. Guadalupe Palomeque attended the inauguration ceremonies of the Iranian president elect Mr.Ebrahim Raisi, which this shows Bolivia’s Seriousness for developing ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Bolivian multinational government has pursued multilaterism in its foreign policy and has been seeking cooperation with all countries, including Iran. The Bolivian government has made strengthening regionalism one of its most important objectives and priorities in foreign policy. Regionalism is an important element in the Bolivian-Iranian cooperation. The two countries enjoy great capacities for cooperation in trade, economy, culture and social and political areas, which this makes it necessary that these capacities be tapped into and be expanded for strengthening relations.