High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell held a phone call with the new President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Luis Arce. The call took place following the President’s inauguration on 8 November.
High Representative/Vice-President Borrell congratulated Luis Arce for his election in the context of peaceful, transparent and credible elections. The High Representative also paid tribute to the people of Bolivia who have shown a strong commitment to electoral democracy by turning out in high numbers despite the COVID-related challenges and peacefully exercising their democratic rights.
HR/VP stressed that it was now the time to look forward and promote reconciliation and trust among the people of Bolivia. This is crucial to face the current important challenges, notably the coronavirus pandemics and its negative economic and social impact.
In this context, the High Representative/ Vice President reiterated EU’s full support to the country.