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New United States Permanent Representative to the OAS Presents Credentials

  January 18, 2023

New United States Permanent Representative to the OAS Presents Credentials
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The new Permanent Representative of the United States to the Organization of American States (OAS), Frank Mora, today presented his credentials to the Secretary General of the Organization, Luis Almagro, during a ceremony held at the headquarters of the hemispheric institution in Washington, D.C.

Ambassador Mora recalled that U.S. President Joseph Biden, before taking office, announced that his administration was going to return to strengthening multilateralism and stressed that in the hemisphere the OAS and the Inter-American system are at the center of that commitment. "This institution continues to demonstrate its relevance and commitment to its core values, as reflected in its key documents and instruments, such as the OAS Charter, the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man, the Declaration on Security in the Americas and, of course, the Inter-American Democratic Charter," added the U.S. diplomat.

For his part, Secretary General Almagro welcomed Ambassador Mora, assuring that he comes to the OAS at a crucial time with several global challenges. The region, he said, despite facing many difficulties, can provide solutions to global problems such as climate change and food insecurity. "Both the OAS and the United States fight for the defense and promotion of democracy in the hemisphere. We cannot, for any reason, allow our commitment to freedom and the protection of the rule of law in every country of the Americas to waver. Our citizens demand that we act whenever one of our main pillars is at risk," added the OAS Secretary General.

Ambassador Mora is the son of Cuban immigrants, has a prolific academic career and served in the administration of President Barack Obama.

Reference: FNE-123063