President arrives in Bolivian City of La Paz

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 01:38 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who travelled to Bolivia to participate in the G77+China Summit in Santa Cruz, arrived in the Bolivian city of La Paz yesterday (16). The President was received by high-level Bolivian officials at the El Alto International Airport and honoured with a military welcome. The officials were of the opinion that President Rajapaksa’s visit to Bolivia is a milestone in bilateral relations between the two countries. President Rajapaksa said this is a new beginning in bilateral relations with both Bolivia and South America overall. President visited the Bolivian Parliament known as the State Assembly and was welcomed by the Bolivian Foreign Minister Mr. David Choquehuanca Céspedes. While at the State Assembly, President Rajapaksa will hold bilateral discussion with the Bolivian President and be honoured with one of the State Assembly’s highest awards – ‘Order of the Democratic Merit’.