President Kovind holds bilateral talks with Bolivian counterpart

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Santa Cruz:  In this handout photo provided by the Bolivian Information Agency, India's President Ram Nath Kovind and Bolivia's President Evo Morales, pose for a photo before the start of their bi-lateral meeting in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Friday, March 29, 2019. President Ram Nath Kovind is on a three-day official visit.  (PTI Photo)

Santa Cruz: In this handout photo provided by the Bolivian Information Agency, India’s President Ram Nath Kovind and Bolivia’s President Evo Morales, pose for a photo before the start of their bi-lateral meeting in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Friday, March 29, 2019. President Ram Nath Kovind is on a three-day official visit. (PTI Photo)

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday held wide-ranging talks with his Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales on a number of bilateral issues such as the economy, space, IT and traditional medicines.

It was the first-ever presidential-level visit between the two countries.

Kovind is on a three-day visit to Bolivia, India’s first high-level visit to the Latin American country since the establishment of diplomatic ties.

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet: “In first ever Presidential level visit between India and Bolivia wide ranging discussions were held between #PresidentKovind and Bolivian President Evo Morales on political economic and cultural issues including space, mining, IT, pharmaceutical and traditional medicines”.

President Kovind, during his three-day visit to Bolivia, will also participate in an India-Bolivia business meet, address university students and interact with the Indian community.

On March 30, he will head to Chile to hold talks with his Chilean counterpart Sebastian Pirera.

The President is on a three-nation tour to strengthen India’s ties in key sectors such as trade, investment and renewable energy. He was in Croatia from March 25-28.

(PTI)