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Bolivia

(last updated: 11.11.2014)
 

Estonia and Bolivia recognised one another upon joining the League of Nations which Estonia joined in 1922.

Bolivia was a founding member of the League of Nations in 1919.

In 1933, the Republic of Bolivia joined the Anti-War Treaty of Non-Aggression and Conciliation and was thereby legally bound by the non-recognition of the USSR occupation of the Baltic States.

The Plurinational State of Bolivia once again recognised the Republic of Estonia on 8 September 1991.

Diplomatic relations between Estonia and Bolivia were established in The Hague on 10 March 2004.

Bolivia’s first ambassador to Estonia Mr Milton René SOTO Santiesteban presented his credentials on 26 November 2009. The Bolivian ambassador resides in Stockholm.

Estonia’s honorary consul to Bolivia is Mr Ramiro Moreno Baldivieso who resides in La Paz.

No reciprocal visits have taken place between Estonia and Bolivia and no bilateral agreements have been concluded.

Economic relations

Trade from 2008 to 2013 (6 months):

  Export (EUR) Import (EUR)
2008 489 299 38.250
2009 81 660 0
2010 121 502 0
2011 122 479 23
2012 319 527 0
2013 (6 months) 208 132 0

All economic data obtained from Statistics Estonia

 

In 2012, Estonia mainly exported transport vehicles as well as machinery and equipment to Bolivia.

Direct investments

According to the Bank of Estonia, the amount of Bolivian direct investments as at 31 March 2013 has not been disclosed due to data protection principles. The main sector is real estate.

Estonia does not hold direct investments in Bolivia.

Cultural relations

As regards cultural relations, Bolivian director Diego Aramburo and theatre troupe Kiknteatr presented their production ÆCCESS at the Midwinter Night’s Dream theatre festival in December 2012.

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