Press Release


Secretary General Insulza Congratulates New Prime Minister of Haiti, Laurent Lamothe

  May 18, 2012

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, congratulated the new Prime Minister of the Republic of Haiti, Laurent Lamothe, for his recent appointment and stressed his commitment to the principles and core values of the hemispheric organization.

"I've taken note of your statements on general policy that emphasize the importance of good governance, strengthening democracy, eliminating extreme poverty, respecting human rights and modernizing the state in order to achieve strong institutions," Secretary General Insulza wrote in a letter sent to Prime Minister Lamothe.

"These key elements reflect the principles and values of the Member States of the OAS, of which Haiti is a founding member," added the chief representative of the hemispheric organization.

Secretary General Insulza wrote to the Haitian Prime Minister that the OAS Assistant Secretary General, Ambassador Albert Ramdin, will soon visit Haiti "to reiterate the commitment of the OAS" to the Caribbean nation. He also said that the OAS Special Representative in Haiti, Frederic Bolduc, "will offer his full cooperation in the implementation of the Martelly-Lamothe government program."

For more information, please visit the OAS Website at www.oas.org.

Reference: E-180/12