25 September 2007 22:52 [Source: ICIS news]
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A report by Reuters cited comments by Bolivian President Evo Morales, who will receive a state visit by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday.
“We decided to open this agreement on diplomatic relations with
Morales and Ahmadinejad were in
According to an IRNA Iranian state media report on 6 September, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said in a joint press conference with Bolivian Foreign Minister David Choquehvanca that the two countries were determined to broaden political and economic ties.
Bolivia, which has large natural gas reserves, has been viewed as a potential partner in petrochemical investments with Brazilian companies such as Petrobras or Braskem. However, Petrobras has distanced itself from Bolivia since its assets were nationalised in 2006, while Braskem too has said investing in Bolivia is no longer attractive.
"Just as the Venezuelan President Mr. Hugo Chavez, who during his last year’s visit to Assalouyeh Petrochemical Complex asked for signing a contract with
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who has close ties to Morales, recently said he planned a “petrochemical revolution” in
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