MOSCOW — Bolivian President Evo Morales expressed hope in an interview with RT en Espanol released Wednesday that more Russian technology will be present in Latin American and Caribbean countries in the future.
"In the past, North American technology dominated in the Latin American and Caribbean countries, now there is almost none. There are not a lot of European [technologies] today and numerous Asian. I would also like it if, for example, Russian technologies were present," Morales said.
In light of Russia's souring relations with the West over the crisis in Ukraine, Moscow has significantly increased its economic, trade and other cooperation with Latin American and Asia-Pacific countries.
Several Latin American countries have shown interest in cooperating with Russia on high-tech development and manufacturing. Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico and Chile have declared their interest in developing foreign trade cooperation with Moscow, according to Russian state technology company Rostec.