Bolivia to buy Iranian aircraft

Bolivia will purchase Iranian-made airplanes and helicopters for training of its armed forces, local media reported on Sunday.

“The Bolivian government has expressed its interest in purchasing some planes and helicopters made in Iran, which are basically for training,” Bolivian Economy Minister Luis Arce was quoted as saying.

Iranian technicians will be in charge of the maintenance of the aircraft in Bolivia.

Arce said the purchase deal was reached when Bolivian President Evo Morales visited Iran last week, where he met with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Morales’ visit was aimed at strengthening his country’s strategic alliance with Iran and signing five Memorandums of Understanding.



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