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OAS Secretary General Participates in Belize-Guatemala Meeting

  October 22, 2012

OAS Secretary General Participates in Belize-Guatemala Meeting
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The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, today participated in Guatemala City in the meeting of the Group of Friends of the General Secretariat for Belize-Guatemala, with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Belize, Wilfred Elrington, and Guatemala, Harold Caballeros.

During the meeting, the two foreign ministers reported on the status of the talks held between Belize-Guatemala to address its centennial territorial dispute, and they requested support from the international community to refer the dispute to the International Court of Justice, once referenda on the issue are held in both countries on October 2013. This diplomatic process has the political and technical support of the OAS.

The Secretary General also met with the President of Guatemala, Otto Perez Molina, and tomorrow will travel to Belize, where he will be hosted by Prime Minister Dean Barrow.

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Reference: FNE-10497