LA PAZ Ė The ministers of energy and hydrocarbons of several countries in the G77 bloc plus China will meet on Nov. 28-29 in the southern city of Tarija to analyze development challenges in the sector and the management of natural resources, a Bolivian government official said Tuesday.
Bolivian Hydrocarbons and Energy Minister Juan Jose Sosa said at a press conference that so far 20 ministers from Latin America, Asia and Africa have confirmed their attendance at the gathering hosted by Bolivia, who occupies the blocís temporary presidency.
The ministers will discuss the management of natural resources and sustainable development, income derived from natural resources and redistribution, property rights, and international negotiations and arbitrage.
Also to be discussed at the forum will be structural change and diversification based on natural resources, the impact of the industrialization of natural resources on local development and how this issue affects industrialization models.
The G77 bloc plus China includes 133 countries and met last June in the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz to commemorate the groupís 50th anniversary and to discuss a post-2015 international development agenda.
The countries that have confirmed they will attend the gathering include Argentina, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Haiti, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malaysia, Morocco, Nepal, Senegal, Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela and Zambia, among others.