On the occasion of the presentation of arguments for the “Status and use of the waters of the Silala” before the International Court of Justice in The Hague last April, the Foreign Minister of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Rogelio Mayta, spoke with Diplomat Magazine about People’s Diplomacy.
Minister Mayta explained that Bolivia seeks to consolidate its participation in the international agenda through the deployment, strengthening and visibility of People’s Diplomacy for life. This entails strengthening ties with countries of the world, within the framework of the proactive and purposeful role that has characterized Bolivia’s foreign policy since 2006.
“Bolivia proposes a world for everyone to live with dignity, where no one is marginalized and everyone feels included in a world tailored to all”, the Foreign Minister pointed out.
The global agenda and the current world crises demand responses with a strong component of interrelationship across countries. This world scenario presents countries with the challenge of establishing dialogue among blocs of States with expeditious decision-making procedures, while at the same time incorporating the interests of the peoples concerned, especially those most in need.
“Bolivia will continue to propose to the international community to strengthen and expand the rights of Mother Earth, the rights of indigenous peoples and nations, and the right to international peace,” Foreign Minister Mayta stressed.
The foreign policy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia is committed to establish good relations with the nations of the world based on respect for the self-determination of peoples, the sovereignty of States and non-interference in internal affairs. In the same way, it privileges the recognition of the principles of international law and promotes equal treatment of the States with which Bolivia interacts.