Iran, Bolivia Discuss Promotion of Defence Ties in Tehran

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri says the country and Bolivia are set to enhance military cooperation.

The Iranian military chief made the remarks on the sidelines of a meeting with the visiting Bolivian Army Commander Rear Admiral Yamil Octavio Borda Sosa in Tehran on Saturday.

“The Bolivian army has expressed interest in technical and military cooperation, housing projects of for the armed forces, and training programs, which are all welcomed,” Baqeri said.

Baqeri said he hoped that the visit will usher in a new era of ties between the two nations and the armed forces.

“Our nation regards Bolivia as a country which has resisted the US evil wishes. Iran hails the efforts made by the Bolivian armed forces toward the country’s independence” he added.

Bolivian army chief, for his part, said his visit aimed to bring the two nations closer.

He extended his nation and government’s “sincere message of friendship” to Iran, and hoped that the visit will lead to certain agreements in the area of defence.

Sosa was set to meet with senior Iranian officials, including the defence minister, later Saturday.

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