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UN envoy wraps up mission to Bolivia

UN envoy wraps up mission to Bolivia

José Ocampo
Secretary-General Kofi Annan's personal envoy to Bolivia, José Antonio Ocampo, last night wrapped up his mission to assess how the United Nations could be helpful to the Andean nation as it tackles a political transition and economic issues.

During his four-day visit, Mr. Ocampo, who is also Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, met with the President and other political leaders, and travelled with his delegation to the eastern city of Santa Cruz.

Announcing plans to send Mr. Ocampo to Bolivia late last week, Mr. Annan said through a spokesman that he strongly believes that Bolivians should resolve their differences peacefully and democratically and that the rule of law should be respected in resolving the political crisis in the country.

Mr. Ocampo is expected to report on his mission to the Secretary-General at UN headquarters in New York on Monday.