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UN chief Ban Ki-moon to attend G77+China summit in Bolivia

Thursday, 13 March 2014 - 8:38am IST | Place: La Paz | Agency: IANS

  • United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon AFP

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will attend an upcoming summit of the Group of 77 developing countries plus China (G77 + China) in Santa Cruz, Bolivia in June, Bolivian President Evo Morales announced Wednesday.

The event will also mark the 50th anniversary of the bloc, which was founded to jointly voice the concerns of developing countries within the UN system, Xinhua reported.

"The United Nations has confirmed to me that the UN secretary general is going to be present at the G77+China summit... He has decided to wholly support the national government in its organization (of the event). We are strengthened," Morales told a press conference at the presidential headquarters in La Paz.

"The success of this event will lend prestige to all Latin America," Morales added.

As this year's president of the bloc, which gathers 133 developing and emerging countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia, Bolivia has arranged to host the group's summit and anniversary celebration June 14-15.

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