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Press Statement
Richard Boucher, Spokesman
Washington, DC
March 8, 2005


Co-Chairs of the Bolivia Support Group Call for Peaceful and Democratic Dialogue

The following statement has been issued by the Co-Chairs of the Bolivia Support Group (the United States and Mexico):

"The presidency (United States) and co-presidency (Mexico) of the Bolivia Support Group fully support the democratic, constitutional government of Bolivia, led by President Carlos Mesa. We believe the current political issues can be resolved in a peaceful and democratic manner consistent with the Bolivian Constitution. We believe it is important for all Bolivians to support democratic processes and to seek dialogue rather than confrontation as they work to achieve a more stable and prosperous country."

The Bolivia Support Group is made up of 19 countries and 7 international organizations, including: Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Andean Development Corporation, European Community, International Development Bank, International Monetary Fund, United Nations, United Nations Development Bank and the World Bank.

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Released on March 8, 2005

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