Presidential Election in Bolivia
(Statement by Foreign Press Secretary YOSHIDA Tomoyuki)
1. Japan welcomes the fact that the presidential election in Bolivia was peacefully held in a manner that respects the rule of law and democracy on October 18th (local time), and congratulates the election of Mr. Luis Alberto Arce Catacora as the next President of Bolivia.
2. Bolivia is an important partner for Japan with more than 100 years of diplomatic relations and with which Japan has established traditional ties of friendship. Japan will continue to support the efforts towards sustainable development of Bolivia and looks forward to working with the incoming President to further develop our bilateral relations in various areas, including economy and culture as well as cooperation in the international arena.