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OAS Secretary General Meets with New President of Costa Rica

  May 8, 2014

OAS Secretary General Meets with New President of Costa Rica
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The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, was received today by the new President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís, who assumed office in a ceremony attended by several leaders from the region.

The President of Costa Rica and the Secretary General had the opportunity to discuss the priorities of the new Costa Rican government. The Secretary General expressed his best wishes to President Solís for the four year term that begins today.

During the meeting, the Secretary General praised Costa Rica’s democratic tradition, and expressed his confidence that the new administration would continue to contribute substantively to the work of the OAS, in particular in the fight against inequality, not only in the economy but also in terms of justice, politics, and access to services such as education and health.

In the framework of the events surrounding the transfer of power in San José, Secretary General Insulza also met with the President of Bolivia, Evo Morales; the President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina; the Vice President of Argentina, Amado Boudou; the new Foreign Minister of Costa Rica, Manuel González; the Foreign Minister of Bolivia, David Choquehuanca; the Foreign Minister of Mexico, José Antonio Meade; the Foreign Minister of Panama, Francisco Álvarez de Soto; Prince Felipe of Spain; the Ibero-American Secretary General, Rebeca Grynspan; the Secretary General of the Central American Integration System (SICA), Hugo Martínez Bonilla; and the Under Secretary for Latin America and the Caribbean of Mexico, Vanessa Rubio Márquez.

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Reference: FNE-14611