Mexican FM arrives in Bolivia for a key lithium production tour
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard landed in Bolivia on Thursday to take part in a series of events and hold meetings with local authorities, as part of his tour to promote a common strategy for the exploitation of resources in lithium.
Ebrard, who arrived from a layover in Peru, was greeted at El Alto Airport in La Paz by dignitaries from the Bolivian Foreign Ministry and the Mexican Ambassador, María Teresa Mercado Pérez.
Ebrard plans to “strengthen the historical ties” between his country and that of his hosts, according to Bolivian Foreign Minister Rogelio Mayta, who said that “this official visit will allow us to strengthen the historical ties of more than 190 years of relations diplomatic relations and strengthen the bilateral agenda in various fields, framed by cooperation and solidarity between the two brotherly peoples.
Mayta stressed the importance of Ebrard’s visit and stressed that the Mexican official will “carry out an important agenda” in the South American country. “He will also visit the Salar de Uyuni and accompany us in the [Independence Day] celebrations on August 6 in the city of Sucre,” Mayta also explained.
After 197 years of independence, Bolivian President Luis Arce Catacora must deliver a message marking the occasion to all Bolivians.
Meanwhile, El Heraldo de México said Ebrard would travel to Bolivia and other South American countries to broker a bloc between countries in the Americas to mine lithium.
“If Latin America coordinates, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia and Mexico would have more than 65% of the world’s lithium; it is one of the strategic minerals for the future,” the newspaper said.