LA PAZ, March 19 (Xinhua) -- The governments of Bolivia and U.S. are
working in frame agreement to redirect their bilateral ties, based on respect to
their sovereignty and dignity, Bolivian Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca said
Choquehuanca said both nations are on permanent communication and they will
hold meetings in Washington and La Paz.
The diplomatic ties between Bolivia and U.S. are at a difficult moment
after Bolivia expelled U.S. ambassador Philip Goldberg on Sept. 10, 2008,
accusing conspiracy, and U.S. answered by expelling Bolivian ambassador Gustavo
"We are working on a new framed agreement with U.S. to recognize the
sovereignty and dignity of Bolivians. They (U.S) are aware that they must
respect Bolivian authorities," Choquehuanca said.
When referring actions of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA),
Choquehuanca said any kind of aid is welcome but without conditions.
When expelling Goldberg from Bolivia, Bolivian President Evo Morales
declared him "unwelcome person," saying that Goldberg supported Bolivian
opposition protests, in five of the nine departments of Bolivia, against
U.S. answered by expelling Guzman and former U.S. president George W. Bush
decided to include Bolivia in the "black list" of the countries allegedly not
combating the drug trafficking.
On March 10, both countries had a new diplomatic impasse when Bolivia
expelled U.S. second secretary of the embassy in Bolivia, Francisco Martinez,
accusing him of conspiracy and having links with the Central Intelligence Agency