Home Page | Photos | Video | Forum | Most Popular | Special Reports | Biz China Weekly
Make Us Your Home Page
World
Most Searched: Antarctic rescue  Mandela  Syria   Thailand  Ukraine  

Bolivian leader urges world powers to tackle climate change

English.news.cn   2014-01-31 10:32:14

LA PAZ, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- Bolivian President Evo Morales on Thursday called on world's economic powers to seek solutions to climate change and the natural disasters it causes.

"The world powers are responsible for the climate disasters plaguing the planet, and as such they are also called on to resolve these problems," Morales said, addressing members of the diplomatic corps at the presidential palace in La Paz.

Parts of Bolivia are now suffering from the rainy season flooding, Morales told the envoys, saying that he will visit disaster-hit areas in central Cochabamba city to help residents affected by the rains in recent weeks.

"We are going through very tough times due to the disaster, I thank you for your solidarity," he said.

Morales recalled that similar rainstorms in 2006 took the government by surprise as officials did not know how to respond, but regional allies such as Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela provided aid and know-how.

On Tuesday, the Bolivian government declared a national state of emergency due to the severe rains.

Editor: Zhu Ningzhu
Follow Xinhuanet     
分享
Related News
Home >> World            
Most Popular English Forum  
Top News  >>
Photos  >>
Video  >>
Top Science News Latest News  
  Special Reports  >>
010020070750000000000000011100001330865731