Food sovereignty in view of Bolivia in the United Nations

“We held a meeting with the Secretary General of the @ONU_es, @antonioguterres, to whom we raised the urgency of prioritizing a Global Food Sovereignty Program to effectively confront the food crisis that arose from the pandemic and armed conflicts,” Arce wrote in your Twitter account.

The talk took place on the sidelines of the seventy-seventh session of the UN General Assembly, at its headquarters in New York.

The multilateral forum that brings together representatives of 193 countries including foreign ministers, heads of state and government focuses its debate on the current global scenario made rarer by the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to the East and Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine.

Likewise, in the vortex of the debates is the impossibility of poor countries to acquire food and fertilizers as a result of thousands of sanctions applied by the West against Moscow.

This Tuesday, the Bolivian president also held a meeting with his Iranian counterpart, Ebrahim Raisi, in which they analyzed the bilateral strategic plan, which includes issues of health, agriculture, culture, education, space agency and telecommunications.

“We are evaluating the strengthening of commercial exchange in post-pandemic reconstruction and a strategic plan that includes health, culture, education, space agency, agriculture and telecommunications,” Arce commented in a tweet.

Bolivia and Iran established diplomatic ties on September 8, 2007, during the presidencies of Evo Morales and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, respectively.

After the November 2019 coup, the de facto government of Jeanine Añez broke off relations with Iran and closed the highland country’s embassy in Tehran.

The reconquest of democracy with the electoral victory of Arce and the deputy president, David Choquehuanca, in 2020, made it possible to reestablish diplomatic ties, with the sending of the Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, to the inauguration in La Paz.

In reciprocity, the Bolivian Foreign Minister, Rogelio Mayta, participated on August 5, 2021 in the presidential inauguration ceremony of the president, Seyed Ebrahim Raisi.

Mayta spoke in Tehran with members of the Islamic Republic Discernment Council about the development and future of cooperation between the two peoples.

Arce also spoke today in New York with the presidents of Slovenia and Spain, Borut Pahor and Pedro Sánchez, respectively, together with whom he assessed how to expand economic, cultural, academic ties and collaboration for development.

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