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Bolivia plans to buy Russian army equipment: President

Morales to pay visit to Moscow on July 11 to meet Russian counterpart

Beyza Binnur Donmez   | 03.07.2019
Bolivia plans to buy Russian army equipment: President

ANKARA

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.




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