Bolivia, China sign visa-extension agreement
LA PAZ, Feb 27, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
The Bolivian Foreign Ministry
announced Tuesday that Bolivia and China have signed a
visa-extension agreement to help their citizens obtain tourist or
It said the agreement was signed under the spirit of the July
1985 Communique on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations,
which is the foundation of the friendship and cooperation between
the two countries.
The agreement is also based on the principles of mutual respect
for sovereignty and territorial integrity, mutual non-intervention
in the internal affairs of each other's country, and shared
benefits, the ministry said.
Earlier, the Chinese Embassy in Bolivia had announced similar
visa arrangement for its citizens.
Chinese Ambassador to Bolivia Li Dong said in a news release on
the embassy's website that "the agreement will further improve the
interaction and cooperation in trade, tourism and culture between
China and Bolivia," which have witnessed rapid progress in
personnel exchanges between them in recent years.
The visa agreement was finalized at a bilateral meeting on
consular issues held last August in Beijing.
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