Women from Chile and Bolivia meet in La Paz to build a “neighbor friendship”


An article by Pagina Siete

This Thursday, November 3 and Friday, November 4, women from Chile and Bolivia will meet in the first meeting of the group “Bolivia-Chile Group: women building neighbor friendship.” The event will be held in the city of La Paz.

The Bolivian and Chilean flags. Telesur

This initiative emerged in May 2021 as a civil society group, characterized by plurality and united by the conviction of the importance of incorporating the voice and thought of women in international politics, according to the group.

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During the session on Thursday, the challenges of regional integration and the need to open paths of good neighborliness, based on a culture of peace and binational cooperation, will be analyzed.

Friday’s program includes a panel on Feminist Foreign Policy, which will be held at the Universidad Nuestra Señora de la Paz and will include the participation of the Ambassador of Mexico, María Teresa Mercado, and the Ambassador of Spain, Javier Gassó Matoses.

For this occasion, the Deputy Minister of Institutional and Consular Management of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bolivia, Eva Chuquimia, and the Consul General of Chile in La Paz, Fernando Velasco, will be present.

The binational meeting has the support of the Institute of International Studies of the University of Chile, the San Simón de Cochabamba University and the Nuestra Señora de la Paz University, in addition to the Friedrich Ebert Foundation based in both countries.

The inauguration will be broadcast through the Zoom platform, whose registration link is enabled in this link.