‘Iran ready to broaden defense cooperation with Bolivia’
Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami underlined his country's willingness to increase defense cooperation with La Paz.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran honorably declares that it is ready to cooperate with the friendly and independent countries and transfer its experiences in the defense, military and technical fields," General Hatami said in a meeting with Commander in Chief of Bolivia's Armed Forces Admiral Yamil Octavio Borda Sosa in Tehran on Tuesday.
"Based on this, we attach value to the development of defense-military ties with Bolivia," he added.
Admiral Borda Sosa, for his part, lauded the Iranian nation and government's anti-imperialism spirit, and said, "We are highly interested in the expansion of the two countries' relations in technical, scientific and industrial fields and transfer of your valuable experiences (to Bolivia)."
In a relevant development on Saturday, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri and Admiral Borda Sosa in a meeting in Tehran discussed broadening of mutual cooperation.