The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, met with the Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart, and other government authorities in the Caribbean country.
The Secretary General spoke with Prime Minister Stuart about current affairs in the region; the report on drugs entrusted to the OAS by the Summit of the Americas held a year ago in Cartagena, Colombia, which will be presented soon; the cooperation between the organization and Barbados on economic development issues; and the challenges facing the rum industry in the Caribbean country.
The OAS leader also met with the Attorney General of Barbados, Adriel Brathwaite, with whom he discussed issues related to national and regional security, and the support that the hemispheric organization is giving to Barbados for the development of a National Drug Plan and establishment of Drug Courts.
The Secretary General also met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Maxine McClean, with whom he discussed security issues; the report on drugs; human rights and the agenda of the 43rd OAS General Assembly to be held in Antigua, Guatemala, between June 4 and 6.
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