Chile and Bolivia work to resume diplomatic relations after decades-long hiatus

Chile and Bolivia, which have had no formal diplomatic relations since 1978, resumed the dialogue suspended in 2010, notwithstanding Bolivia's claim to parts of Chile's territory won in the War of the Pacific in 1879.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chile and Bolivia, which have had no formal diplomatic relations since 1978, resumed the dialogue suspended in 2010 and agreed to implement a road map, which does not include the Bolivian maritime demand, Chilean Foreign Minister Andres Allamand said Friday, May 7th.

"In order to restore bilateral relations between Bolivia and Chile, on Friday, April 30th, delegations from the Plurinational State of Bolivia and the Republic of Chile met in La Paz," Allamand said at a press conference in the government's seat of La Moneda Palace, in Santiago.

However, the Minister pointed out that the . . .

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