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Pompeo and Áñez talk about the restoration of diplomatic relations between the US and Bolivia

December 7, 2019
El secretario de Estado de Estados Unidos, Mike Pompeo.

The Secretary of State of the United States, Mike Pompeo. – REUTERS / RAFAEL MARCHANTE

MADRID, Dec. 7 (EUROPE PRESS) –

The Secretary of State of the United States, Mike Pompeo, and the interim president of Bolivia, Jeanine Áñez, spoke this Friday about the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries, sunk in 2008.

Pompeo and Áñez talk about the restoration of diplomatic relations between the US and BoliviaPompeo and Áñez talk about the restoration of diplomatic relations between the US and Bolivia

“Today I received the call from (Mike) Pompeo, Secretary of State of the United States, with whom I talked about the restoration of diplomatic relations between our nations and other topics of common interest,” Áñez reported through his Twitter account.

“We would appreciate the support for our democratic transition Government,” he added without providing further details about the conversation with Pompeo.

The recovery of diplomatic relations between the United States and Bolivia began with the appointment by Áñez of the first Bolivian ambassador to the country in a decade, Walter Serrate.

Bolivia's former president Evo Morales expelled the US ambassador to La Paz, Philip Golberg, in 2008 for allegedly supporting the opposition. Subsequently, the expulsion of the Bolivian ambassador to Washington, Gustavo Guzmán.