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New Ambassador of Canada Presents Credentials

  October 17, 2019

New Ambassador of Canada Presents Credentials
Photo: OAS

The new Permanent Representative of Canada to the Organization of American States (OAS), Hugh Adsett, today presented his credentials to the Secretary General of the Organization, Luis Almagro.

At the ceremony, which took place at the headquarters of the hemispheric institution in Washington, D.C., Ambassador Adsett said his country and the OAS share the same values and principles. "The OAS mandates align with Canadian foreign policy priorities: democracy, human rights, security and development," said the Canadian diplomat.

For his part, Secretary General Almagro highlighted the political will of Canada to help resolve disputes and conflicts in the countries of the hemisphere. “One of the most important functions of the OAS is to facilitate dialogue to prevent, manage and resolve conflicts, and Canada is a key ally in this task,” said Secretary General Almagro.

Canada has been an OAS member state since 1990, after being a Permanent Observer for 28 years.

Reference: FNE-97796