8 May 2008
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11555

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL URGES CONSENSUS ON PRESSING BOLIVIAN ISSUES


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:


The Secretary-General is closely following political developments in Bolivia.  He welcomes the intense diplomatic work carried out by the Organization of American States (OAS), as well as by countries of the Group of Friends of Bolivia ( Argentina, Brazil and Colombia) and other members of the international community. 


The Secretary-General welcomes the call for dialogue made by 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. 


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