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DECR vice-chairman Hieromonk Philip (Riabykh) met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to Moscow, Ms. Maria Luisa Ramos Urzagaste, on 13 October 2009, at the department for external church relations.

Ms. Urzagaste shared her impressions of the meeting His Holiness Patriarch Kirill had on 18 September 2009 with the ambassadors of Latin American countries to Moscow. She expressed a desire to contribute to the establishment of a high-level group for interreligious dialogue on the UNESCO platform. She had initiated the inclusion of this matter to the agenda of the forthcoming summit of the member states of the Bolivarian Alternative for Latin America and the Caribbean (ALBA).

They also discussed possibilities for cooperation that representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church could offer in preparing radio programs on Russia to be soon broadcast in Bolivia.

Taking part in the meeting were also M. Palacio and V. Kipshidze of the DECR secretariat for the far abroad.

DECR Communication Service