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OAS General Assembly to be held in Washington following Haiti's declination

Tuesday, March 31st 2015 - 11:47 UTC
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Haiti declined to organize the Assembly for domestic reasons, as the Haitian Foreign minister Duly Brutus, expressed in a letter to José Miguel Insulza. Haiti declined to organize the Assembly for domestic reasons, as the Haitian Foreign minister Duly Brutus, expressed in a letter to José Miguel Insulza.

The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) decided on Monday to hold the 45th meeting of its General Assembly on June 15/16 at its headquarters in Washington, DC, after Haiti declined to host the event.

 Haiti declined to organize the Assembly for internal reasons, as the Haitian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Duly Brutus, expressed in a letter to the OAS Secretary General, José Miguel Insulza.

The regular General Assembly will be the first event in which the new OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, will participate in an official meeting with the Foreign Ministers of the member countries.

Elected Secretary General-elect Almagro will take office on May 26, a day after the end of the second term of the current Secretary General Insulza.

On another issue, the Chair of the Council and Permanent Representative of Suriname, Niermala Badrising, speaking on behalf of the body that she presides, expressed solidarity with Chile over the floods that have affected the north of the country.

Ambassador Badrising also expressed, on behalf of the Council, condolences to the families and victims of the plane that crashed last week in the French Alps.

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  • golfcronie

    Malvinas son Ingles

    Mar 31st, 2015 - 01:36 pm 0
  • Briton

    The Permanent Council of the Old aged seniors (OAS

    still,
    they have to have somewhere to play BINGO..

    Mar 31st, 2015 - 08:01 pm 0
  • ilsen

    Over the many years of my interest in LatAm Politics I have never seen any constructive action from the OAS.
    Lots of talk, many statements, but actual, real changes to anything, any influence brought to bear?
    No.
    Sadly, just another 'talking shop'. Like UNASUR.

    Still, I expect all the representatives from the ALBA Countries will be delighted with an 'all-expenses paid' trip to Washington, where they can spend other people's money on trinkets and toys.

    Maybe stash a bit more ill-gotten cash in dodgy bank accounts?

    Perhaps they can even take some toilet paper back home to Venezuela etc?

    Apr 01st, 2015 - 12:45 am 0
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