The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, today received the Minister of Finance of The Bahamas, Ryan Pinder, with whom he discussed issues related to economic cooperation and financial development and possible areas in which the OAS can support the Caribbean country.
The meeting, held at the office of Secretary General Insulza in Washington, DC, covered topics such as the bilateral economic agenda of The Bahamas with countries like Brazil, Mexico, the United States and Panama, as well as the future of economic agreements in the region. In this regard, Secretary General Insulza and Minister Pinder discussed the possibility that the initiatives of the Ministry of Finance of The Bahamas could receive the support of the OAS through its Foreign Trade Information System, which centralizes information on trade policy in the Americas.
The two officials also agreed on the importance of working together to combat money laundering derived from drug trafficking, and analyzing the impact of this scourge in the countries of the region. Other topics of conversation included the promotion of investment and the importance and benefits of tourism, especially for The Bahamas.
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