The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, today received the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, José Manuel García-Margallo y Marfil, prior to his presentation to the Permanent Council of the hemispheric institution.
During the meeting, Foreign Minister García-Margallo and Secretary General Insulza exchanged ideas on political and economic issues relevant to both the OAS and to Spain. They discussed the possibilities for expanding on the cooperation that the country provides to the organization, and assessed the progress of the projects currently supported by the country.
Spain was the first country to become a Permanent Observer to the OAS in 1972, and has since supported the work of the organization in nearly all the areas it covers. Also present at the meeting with Secretary General Insulza were Ambassador Jorge Hevia, the Permanent Observer of Spain to the OAS; the Chief of Staff of Secretary General Insulza, Ambassador Hugo de Zela; and the Secretary for Political Affairs of the OAS, Kevin Casas -Zamora.
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