January 16, 2007

Iran - Bolivia Romance

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Bolivia's Morales to meet with Iranian president
The Associated Press
Published: January 13, 2007
LA PAZ, Bolivia: President Evo Morales said he will discuss trade and diplomatic relations with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when the leaders meet in Ecuador for Monday's inauguration of President-elect Rafael Correa.

"The president of Iran has asked me for a bilateral meeting," Morales said at a news conference Saturday night in Cochabamba, 230 kilometers (140 miles) southeast of the capital of La Paz. "They've proposed a diplomatic agreement with us, or actually we've already discussed trade agreements and we'll see if it's necessary to have a diplomatic agreement as well."