Bolivian leader seeks gas deal in Moscow
New gas deals are the first matter on the diplomatic agenda. Russia's energy giant, Gazprom, is set to invest $US 3 billion to develop new fields in Bolivia.
And a few weeks ago, President Dmitry Medvedev said Moscow is ready to take part in a project to build a gas pipeline linking Bolivia with Argentina.
Bolivia holds second place, after Venezuela, for gas reserves in Latin America.
In May 2006, Morales signed a decree to nationalise the country's gas industry.
The Bolivian leader is also seeking help in fighting illegal drugs in his country after suspending the work of the U.S. anti-drug agency there.
Medvedev and Morales first met at an ALBA meeting in Caracas last November when the Russian leader was touring Latin America.