May 21, 2013
Basteiro named ambassador to Bolivia
Former deputy Ariel Basteiro was appointed Argentine ambassador to Bolivia yesterday after the neighbouring country accepted his credentials.
The Foreign Ministry issued a press release stressing the “common interests” between the two countries as well as the shared “cultural and historic values.”
Basteiro said he would be honoured to take on this challenge and added that “it is a huge responsibility to represent Argentina in Bolivia, one of the countries with which we have the most political and cultural ties.”
“The Argentine Foreign Ministry reports that the Plurinational State of Bolivia accepted the credentials of Ariel Basteiro to serve as the Argentine ambassador in that country, based in the city of La Paz,” the statement read.
Basteiro, a Socialist, was a national deputy for Buenos Aires province until December 2011. He headed the Social and Popular Encounter caucus. Before being elected in 2007, Basteiro worked for the Association of Pilots Workers (APA) and the Argentine Workers Confederation (CTA). In addition, he served in different leadership roles in the Socialist Party.
The statement further added: “Argentina and Bolivia not only share cultural and historic values but also common interests, which include working toward a united and sovereign Latin America, defending the Argentine rights over the Malvinas issue and the commitment to build an inclusive and socially fair region.”
Herald with DyN, Telam