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New Dominica Representative to the OAS Presents Credentials

  June 23, 2010

New Dominica Representative to the OAS Presents Credentials
Photo: OAS

Ambassador Hubert J. Charles met today with the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, José Miguel Insulza, to present his credentials, which name him the Permanent Representative of Dominica to the hemispheric organization.

During the ceremony, which took place in the Secretary General's private office located in the main OAS building in Washington, DC, the diplomatic representative restated the compromise his country has with the OAS.

"There are institutions that help us ground ourselves, and one of those is the OAS," he said. He gave his strong commitment "to promote its principles and the principles that all of us believe in: progress, equitable development, human rights, and the dignity of all people."

In response, Secretary General Insulza welcomed Ambassador Charles to the Organization and stated that the governing body he heads "is a truly active organization, and I hope we can continue working to improve hemispheric relations," such as they have done in the past.

Prior to his appointment, Ambassador Charles was the President of Dominica State College at the Stock Farm campus and the Representative of UNESCO to Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Also present at the ceremony were Assistant Secretary General of the OAS, Albert Ramdin, and the Permanent Representatives of Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Colombia, El Salvador, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago.

For more information, please visit the OAS Website at

Reference: FNE-4253