Bolivia plans to buy Russian army equipment: President
Morales to pay visit to Moscow on July 11 to meet Russian counterpart
Bolivia is interested in procurement of Russian military equipment, considering to replace U.S. jets with Russian analogues, said the country's president.
"There is a great interest in purchasing Russian military equipment, including aviation equipment, and in services," Evo Morales said in an interview with Sputnik.
He stressed that a joint commission is working on the issue and he hopes that technology transfer would bring "good results".
Morales said that Bolivian Air Force also asked him to replace U.S. T-33 jet trainers, which have not been used since last year, with Russian aircraft.
"Much will depend on the technical aspect, but there is great trust [in Russian military equipment]," he said.
Stating that there are many Russian aircraft in Latin America, Morales added that everything will "depend on the work of the relevant commission".
Morales is set to pay a visit to Moscow on July 11 for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the interview.