By:

Vagn Berthelsen, Secretary General IBIS

IBIS is very surprised by the announcement referred in Bolivian media that IBIS will be expelled from Bolivia.

IBIS has for more than 30 years been supporting and strengthening the capacities of indigenous people in Bolivia.

IBIS has a close cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Autonomy and the Ministry of Education and has been praised for the support to the intercultural bilingual education. President Evo Morales was even in Denmark in 1995 by invitation of IBIS during the Social Summit.

IBIS is trying to found out what has prompted this announcement by the government, which IBIS has not yet received. IBIS will seek to get into dialogue with the Government of Bolivia and hopefully clear up misunderstandings.

More information and comments:

Vagn Berthelsen, Secretary General, IBIS: Mobile: +45 2440 8640

IBIS in Bolivia in English: http://ibis-global.org/boliviaglobal/

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