Secretary-General lauds ‘intense’ diplomatic efforts on Bolivia

8 May 2008

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the “intense diplomatic work” being carried out by the Organization of American States (OAS), the Group of Friends of Bolivia – comprising Argentina, Brazil and Colombia – and others with regard to political developments in Bolivia.

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban said that he “welcomes the call for dialogue made by the OAS in its resolution of 3 May and urges all political and social actors to seek a consensus on the pressing issues affecting the Bolivian people.”

According to media reports, tensions have been high in the South American nation since last weekend, when the region of Santa Cruz held an autonomy referendum.


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