Bolivia is ready to develop relations with the United States if they respect the country’s sovereignty, and sees more opportunities for dialogue if Joe Biden wins the election, President Luis Arce said in an interview.
His predecessor, Evo Morales, criticized the United States for many years for interfering in the internal politics of Latin American countries.
“It depends on them if they want to respect us as a country, respect our sovereignty, and we will speak on equal terms, then there is no problem,” Arce said when asked what the new authorities’ relations with the United States will be.
Commenting on the upcoming US presidential election, Arce noted the huge difference between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
“For one, we are just a backyard, and with the other, maybe we will have the opportunity to talk and pave the way for improving our relations and our economy,” the source said.
Earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo congratulated “The movement for socialism” candidate Arce on winning Bolivia’s presidential election. He stressed that the United States looks forward to working with the new democratically elected government on mutual interest issues.