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Bolivia Starts Planning G77+China Summit

La Paz, Jan. 16 (RHC-NNN) -- Bolivian President Evo Morales met with top central and local officials Wednesday to begin coordinating plans to host the G77+China summit in the eastern city of Santa Cruz on June 14th and 15th.

At a press conference following the meeting, Morales said: "We must make a survey of what we have and what is lacking and that is going to be coordinated with the regional and local governments."

He emphasized that 'it will be a gathering of five continents in Santa Cruz, and calls for great commitment, great responsibility, so that the event turn will out well."

Bolivia took over the rotating presidency of the G77+China this year. It is a bloc of developing nations within the United Nations system that has grown to include 133 countries. This year it celebrates its 50th anniversary.

In saying that adding that the bloc seeks to eradicate poverty and injustice Morales added

"Our great hope is that from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, there will emerge a blueprint for the lives of those who inhabit planet earth."

Edited by Juan Leandro
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