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OAS Secretary General Received the Leadership of the Central American Parliament

  March 13, 2015

OAS Secretary General Received the Leadership of the Central American Parliament
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The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, today received the directors of the Central American Parliament (Parlacen), led by its president, Honduran Deputy Armando Bardales, in his offices in the headquarters of the Organization in Washington, DC.

Deputy Bardales recalled the various meetings held with Secretary General Insulza and called them "gestures of goodwill toward the integration of the Americas," while presenting various initiatives for development and integration among the countries that participate in the Central American Parliament. He also announced that they will request the assistance of experts from the OAS on three areas to be addressed in the short term: rights of indigenous peoples, education and women and youth.

For his part, Secretary General Insulza supported the initiatives presented by legislators. As well as their desire to extend the action of the Central American Parliament to other countries in the region, and to establish agreements that would make its resolutions binding with the parliaments of the member countries. He reiterated his support and that of the institution that he leads for Parlacen in the areas of specialization of the OAS and other bodies in the Inter-American System such as the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA).

The meeting was also attended by the Vice-Presidents of the Central American Parliament Cirilo Salas and Rafael Espada, Deputy Carlos Montoya, and the Secretary for External Relations of the OAS, Alfonso Quiñonez.

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Reference: FNE-17238