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Guatemala Offers to Host the 2013 OAS General Assembly

  February 2, 2012

The government of Guatemala, through a statement recently sent to the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, made official its offer to host the XLIII Regular Session of the OAS General Assembly, to be held in June of 2013.

The letter, sent by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Harold Caballeros, was shared with the members of the Permanent Council during their recent session by the Alternative Representative of Guatemala, Lionel Maza, who reiterated the “historic commitment” of that country “with the principles and objectives contained in the Organization’s main instruments.”

The offer will be evaluated by the Member States during the June General Assembly to be held in Cochabamba. “The Guatemalan people will be honored if the offer is accepted. We are certain that the conditions and circumstances in which the meeting would be held are the right ones for the analysis of the hemispheric agenda, and to arrive at consensus and decisions that impact the welfare and future of our people,” asserted the Guatemalan representative.

The XLII OAS General Assembly will be held this year in Cochabamba, Bolivia, from June 3-5.

For more information, please visit the OAS Website at

Reference: E-026/12