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Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received on recent tension in the Bolivian state of Cochabamba. (110780)

We receive regular reports from our Embassy in La Paz on the recent tension in Cochabamba and we continue to monitor events closely with our EU partners. We have also updated our travel advice regularly to reflect the situation. On 16 January 2007, the EU presidency issued a statement noting the EU’s concern over the recent violence and loss of life, and calling for all parties to resolve their differences in a spirit of tolerance and dialogue.