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OAS Secretary General Begins Official Visit to Paraguay

  July 23, 2013

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, today began an official visit to Paraguay, during which he will meet with the main authorities in the South American country.

Secretary General Insulza will be received today by the President of the Republic, Federico Franco, in the Presidential House. Prior to that meeting, he will attend a working lunch offered by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Félix Fernández Estigarribia.

Tomorrow, the leader of the hemispheric Organization will attend a lunch offered by President Franco, and will meet with the President-elect of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, and with his transition team, with whom he will discuss preparations for the 44th OAS General Assembly, which will be held next year in Asunción.

The OAS Secretary General will also meet with the President of the National Congress, Julio César Velázquez, with the President of the Supreme Court, Antonio Fretes, and with the President of the Superior Court for Electoral Justice, Alberto Ramírez Zambonini. During his stay in Paraguay the Secretary General will be awarded with the National Order of Merit “Don José Falcón,” offered by Foreign Minister Fernández Estigarribia.

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Reference: E-280/13