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New Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the OAS Presented Credentials

  January 11, 2018

New Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the OAS Presented Credentials
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The new Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the Organization of American States (OAS), José Valencia Amores, officially presented today the credentials that accredit him as Ambassador to the hemispheric institution.

During the ceremony at the OAS headquarters in Washington, DC, Ambassador Valencia recalled that Ecuador is a country that believes in regional integration and hemispheric cooperation and reiterated the importance of the commitment, hard work and regional awareness of the countries that make up the OAS. "For the government of President Lenin Moreno, the OAS is an opportunity to be in touch through in a very unique forum, with all of you, an opportunity to project within this hemispheric forum the ideals that Ecuador shares with the OAS, those of regional integration, cooperation, and friendship," he said.

The OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, welcomed the new ambassador affirming that "every time we receive a new representative to the OAS, it opens an opportunity to expand dialogue, to build bridges in order to construct consensus to achieve common agendas for strengthening democracy, human rights and inclusion."

Before coming to the OAS, Ambassador Valencia held positions such as Director General of Human Rights, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Ambassador to South Africa, among others.

Reference: FNE-63084