Peru and Bolivia Agree to Confront Drug Trafficking and Smuggling

By Dialogo
October 20, 2010

The important thing is the seriousness of the relations between Peru and Bolivia. I doubt that EVO MORALES is serious about his talking points or proposals, well this type of coca leaf grower is a servant of Hugo Chavez Frias. In that country they say they grow coca as a tradition and on the side they sell it for cocaine production, I suppose or imagine. So therefore how serious can president EVO be? The Peruvian and Bolivian governments agreed on 18 October to carry out joint activities to confront drug trafficking and smuggling on their shared border, within the framework of the First Meeting of the “Two-Plus-Two” Dialogue Mechanism, Peruvian Foreign Minister José García Belaunde announced.

“It was agreed to evaluate and analyze illicit activities on our shared border, such as illegal exploitation of natural resources, smuggling, and drug trafficking, for the purpose of taking measures,” the foreign minister told the press.

He indicated that it was also agreed to carry out combined actions to benefit the shoreline populations of Lake Titicaca, which unites the two nations.

The “Two-Plus-Two” Dialogue Mechanism brings together the foreign and defense ministers of the two countries. The first meeting was held in Lima, and the next one will be in La Paz, on a date still to be determined.

The meeting of the foreign and defense ministers was held on the eve of a visit by Bolivian President Evo Morales to the Peruvian city of Ilo (on the southern coast), in order to sign bilateral agreements, according to official reports.