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Honduras and Dominica Establish Diplomatic Relations during OAS General Assembly

  June 5, 2014

Honduras and the Commonwealth of Dominica today signed an agreement to establish diplomatic relations in order to promote mutual understanding between the two nations and to strengthen their ties of friendship and cooperation. The ceremony took place during the 44th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), which is taking place in Asunción, Paraguay.

Roberto Ochoa Madrid, Deputy Secretary of State at the Honduran Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, said his country had a keen interest in expanding its diplomatic relations with the countries of the Caribbean. “We have agreed on an exchange of best practices: they have many strengths in the areas of taxation and tourism, and we have a catalogue of South-South cooperation initiatives that we have offered to the Permanent Representative of Dominica,” the Honduran official stated.

Similarly, Ambassador Hubert J. Charles, Permanent Representative of Dominica to the OAS, said that with the signing of this agreement, his country had attained the goal set by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to establish diplomatic relations with all the member countries of the hemispheric organization. “Both parties have agreed to continue supporting the promotion of peace, human rights, democracy, and development in the Hemisphere, within the framework of the OAS and also through the Association of Caribbean States and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC),” he said.

Following the agreement, an official meeting is planned between the Prime Minister of Dominica and the President of Honduras, together with the initiation of an active work program between the two countries.

A gallery of photos of the event is available here.

The B-Roll of the event is available here.

For more information, please visit the OAS Website at

Reference: E-235/14