Ambassador of Spain in Bolivia, Angel Vazquez, delivered a document to the Bolivian Foreign Ministry, which offers an apology for the incident with the plane of President Evo Morales on July 2.
Morales had to stay more than 13 hours in Vienna because Italy, France and Portugal didn’t allow the presidential plane to overfly or land in their territory because they suspected that the former agent of the CIA, Edward Snowden, also was on board of the aircraft.
After delivering the document to the Deputy Foreign Minister of Bolivia, Juan Carlos Alurralde, Vasquez was interviewed by several media, and during his statements he said that the Spanish Government regrets what happened, and for that reason apologized for this proceeding, “which was not suitable and upset the President and put him in a situation that is difficult and inappropriate for a head of State”.
“I must admit that perhaps the procedures used at Vienna Airport by our representative were not the most effective and perhaps we could have proceeded in a better way,” said Ambassador Vazquez.
What happened with President Morales has been sentenced by regional bodies such as the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), Mercosur and the Organization of American States (OAS), which have demanded the European countries involved to give explanations and present apologies for what happened.