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Putin and Morales: prevention of arms race in space

The Bolivian President in Moscow

Yesterday at 2.00 pm (local time) the Bolivian President Evo Morales met Vladimir Putin in Moscow to start a dialogue on economic and political issues.

From what emerged following the meeting it would seem that Russia will invest one billion dollars in Bolivia in the mining, hydrocarbons and IT sectors. The two representatives would also like to consolidate international efforts to prevent the arms race in space. As explained in the joint official statement issued at the end of the meeting, Putin and Morales decided to cooperate within the United Nations Committee on the peaceful use of non-atmospheric space and confirmed their willingness to collaborate "on the development and the implementation of concrete measures to keep the space free from arms, and accessible to exploration and use for the benefit of all the states, regardless of the level of their economic development".

After relating to the Russian leader, the Bolivian President met the Russian Ministry's authorities and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and visited the headquarters of the Russian oil company Gazprom. According to the Bolivian Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni, the two countries are about to sign an agreement for the modernisation of the Bolivian armed forces. At the end of his visit to Russia, Morales will move to the Netherlands and China to see through other agreements.

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