On his first official visit to Chile, the President of the State, Luis Arce, has already scheduled a meeting With his elected counterpart from that country, Gabriel Boric, however, the country’s first authority avoided referring to the centuries-old problems that Bolivia has with the neighboring country: the maritime demand and the conflict over the waters of the Silala spring.
“We arrived in #Chile sure that the assumption of brother Gabriel Boric It will mean progress and social justice for the Chilean people, and more integration and brotherhood for Latin America,” Arce published on his personal account @LuchoXBolivia on the Twitter network.
The Bolivian President had taken a late afternoon flight to Santiago where the acts of transmission of command from Sebastián Piñera to his successor are planned. Arce visits Chile after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) determined the oral hearings as of April 1 due to the conflict between the two nations in relation to the waters of the Silala spring.
According to the official schedule, Luis Arce will hold bilateral meetings with his peers from Argentina, Alberto Fernández, and with the Peruvian president, Pedro Castillo. In addition to the initial meeting with the president-elect, Gabriel Boric.
In October 2020, outgoing President Sebastián Piñera committed his visit to Bolivia for the swearing-in of Arce, he was the first president to confirm his presence, however, a few days before the official act, scheduled for November 8 of that year, the visit was suspended.
The Deputy Minister of Communication, Gabriela Alcón, reported that apart from the historical issues that the country has, It was also agreed to exchange issues that exist with the neighboring nation and they will be part of the agenda that the leaders will address.