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OAS Secretary General Meets with Foreign Minister of Guatemala

  February 25, 2013

OAS Secretary General Meets with Foreign Minister of Guatemala
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The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, met today with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala, Fernando Carrera, at OAS headquarters in Washington, DC.

During the meeting, the two talked about the preparations in the Central American country for the 43rd OAS General Assembly, to be held in Antigua, Guatemala, between June 4 and 6. They also discussed the Report on the drug problem in the Americas which is being prepared by the OAS under the supervision of Secretary General Insulza and which emanates from a mandate of the Sixth Summit of the Americas. The topic coincides with the central theme of the hemispheric meeting which will seek to deepen alternative hemispheric strategies to combat this scourge. The two also discussed the current political situation in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as hemispheric security.

The Guatemalan Foreign Minister was in Washington to present to the OAS Permanent Council the central theme that his government has proposed for the General Assembly in June, which will focus on the search for alternative strategies to combat drugs.

Also present at the meeting were the Chair of the Permanent Council and Representative of Nicaragua, Denis Moncada; the Assistant Secretary General of the OAS, Ambassador Albert Ramdin; the Chief of Staff of the Secretary General, Ambassador Hugo de Zela; the Permanent Representative of Guatemala, Ambassador Rodrigo Vielmann; and the Secretary for Multidimensional Security of the hemispheric organization, Ambassador Adam Blackwell.

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Reference: FNE-11455