Iranian 1st VP meets Bolivian president

Santa Cruz, Bolivia, June 14, IRNA – Iranˈs First Vice-President Esˈhaq Jahangiri on Saturday met with Bolivian President Evo Morales on the sidelines of a G77+China summit in Bolivia.

The summit opened on Saturday and will work until for two days.

Morales was elected as Bolivian president in 2005 and won the countryˈs next presidential election in 2009, securing 64 percent of the votes cast, to remain in power for a second consecutive term.

President Evo Morales is constitutionally permitted to run for re-election in 2015. The Bolivian constitution says a president can only serve two terms, but last year Bolivian Supreme Court ruled that Moralesˈ first term did not count because the constitution changed in his first four-year term.

Iranian vice-president is scheduled to address G77+China summit during his stay in Bolivia.

Holding bilateral talks with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and President of the United Nations General Assembly, John William Ashe, is also on the agenda of Jahangiriˈs Bolivia visit.

Bolivia currently holds the rotating presidency of the international body.

By IRNA

 

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