Bolivia: Fires:Written question - 286848

Q
Asked by Paul Girvan
(South Antrim)
Asked on: 04 September 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Bolivia: Fires
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) representations he has made and (b) support his Department has provided to the Government of Bolivia after the spate of wildfires throughout that nation.
A
Answered by: Christopher Pincher
Answered on: 09 September 2019

The United Kingdom is deeply concerned by the wildfires in Bolivia and their impact on the climate and on Bolivia's unique biodiversity. Our Ambassador discussed this issue with the President of Bolivia on 2 September, and we will continue to monitor the situation closely.

Through our embassy in Bolivia, the British Government financed the first deployment of international experts to assist the national co-ordination effort to tackle the fires. The United Kingdom stands ready to work with Bolivia and international partners in seeking long-term, sustainable measures to protect their forests.

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