MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Choquehuanca is currently on an international tour, and held a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on April 12.
"We also have the right for our children to become nuclear physicists, why not? And this is what we are doing with Russia," Choquehuanca said.
According to the official, Bolivian-Russian relations were becoming "better and better."
In May 2014, Bolivian President Evo Morales revealed that his country was working on the development of its nuclear energy industry with support from Argentina. In October 2015, he announced that Bolivia would construct a $300-million nuclear research center using Russian and Argentine technology in the next four years.