U.S. promises anti-drug aid to Bolivia

13:01, April 13, 2010      

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The U.S. government promised on Monday an aid of 80 million U.S. dollars to Bolivia for its fight against drug trafficking in 2010.

John Creamer,officer in charge of business of the U.S. embassy to Bolivia, said that the administration of the U.S. President Barak Obama remained as Bolivia's ally in the fight against the illegal trafficking of drugs and it recognized the nation's efforts in these tasks.

There was a cooperation program for 2010 of 55 million dollars, which added to the anti-drug program of a total of 80 million dollars, Creamer said.

"We continue being important partner of the Bolivian government and we support the rationalization programs of the coca harvests, the interdiction and the prevention," Creamer added.

According to him, the U.S. government is committed to supporting the National Development Program of the Bolivian government.

The U.S. office for Latin America presented a common strategy with Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru to stop the drug trafficking.

Peru, Colombia and Bolivia are the three main producers of coca leaves in the world.



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