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DR chosen as host for OAS assembly

WASHINGTON. The Dominican Republic was chosen by acclamation to be the host country for the XLVI Ordinary Session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), during the last day of the plenary of that organization.

The Minister of Foreign Relations, Andres Navarro, took advantage of his participation in the assembly of the hemispheric organization, to propose the Dominican Republic as the host of the next Ordinary Assembly of the OAS for 2016, as a demonstration of the commitment that the Dominican Republic has accepted in the process of the institutional strengthening of the OAS.

The proposal by Navarro produced a long and strong applause from all of the member countries who were present, and at once the new Secretary General of the organization, Luis Almagro Lemus, communicated the decision to assign the Dominican Republic as the host of the next ordinary assembly.

Chancellor Navarro expressed his appreciation for the solidarity and show of confidence by all the countries represented in the assembly, “which commits us to carry out an honorable and dignified role in the organization of such a major event in our country.”

The Dominican official concluded by saying that he was “reaffirming the commitment of the Dominican Republic to the aims that have guided the OAS since its founding, which are, in essence, the values which we share within a framework of mutual respect, which guarantees the continual promotion of the principles of democracy, security and human rights.”

Navarro said that becoming the host of the next Assembly of the OAS signifies a step forward for the Dominican Republic at a time in which it is beginning a new process in its foreign policy as ordered by President Medina, with notable transformations and institutional initiatives which have rapidly begun to produce results.

Source: DiarioLibre

June 17, 2015

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