Iran, Bolivia Sign MoU on Defense, Security Affairs

Iran, Bolivia Sign MoU on Defense, Security Affairs

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Ashtiani and Bolivian Defense Minister Edmundo Novillo Aguilar signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on defense and security on Thursday.

In a meeting with his Bolivian counterpart in Tehran, General Ashtiani emphasized the special significance of Latin American countries in Iran's foreign and defense policy, particularly considering the importance of the sensitive South American region.

He also highlighted Iran's efforts to interact with Bolivia and provide them with equipment to meet their needs in border defense and combating drug trafficking. Ashtiani stated that this cooperation could serve as a role model for other nations in South America.

In response, Novillo Aguilar expressed gratitude for Iran's support in border security and the fight against drug trafficking.

He also sought mutual cooperation with Iranians in the academic field and expressed hope that his visit to Iran would pave the way for extensive cooperation.

The Bolivian defense minister arrived in Tehran on July 16 for meetings and discussions with his Iranian counterpart.

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