The Embassy of Bolivia in Berlin
Wilfredo Bernardo Ticona Cuba
Ambassador Ticona Cuba began his career in Germany in 1994 as a Management Consultant and Project Manager for various different German companies until the end of 2003. After working across various countries in Latin America for the next 18 years, he returned to Germany and is now the Ambassador at the Embassy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia in Germany since September 2022. He has an educational background in agriculture and environmental engineering, including a PHD in the subject from Justus Liebig University Giessen.
Bilateral relations are characterized by numerous long-standing ties involving the two countries’ governments, parliaments and civil society organizations.
Bolivian Development Planning Minister, Orellana, visited Germany in May 2015, attending the Petersberg Climate Dialogue and heading the Bolivian delegation at the intergovernmental negotiations on development cooperation in Berlin. Bolivian President, Evo Morales, visited Berlin and Hamburg in November 2015 accompanied by a large ministerial delegation. In January 2016, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Bomba visited Bolivia accompanied by a business delegation. It proved possible to initiate business activities in the infrastructure, energy and mining sectors.
Bolivia’s main exports to Germany are mineral resources (lead, tin and silver ores) and agricultural produce (nuts, coffee, soya products, quinoa and millet) as well as leather and textile goods. Its principal imports from Germany are machinery, motor vehicles and vehicle parts, chemical and pharmaceutical products, electrical goods and measurement and control technology.