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New Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the OAS Presents Credentials

  November 15, 2017

New Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the OAS Presents Credentials
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The new Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the Organization of American States (OAS), Sidney Collie, today presented his credentials to Secretary General Luis Almagro.

During the ceremony at OAS headquarters in Washington, DC, Ambassador Collie reaffirmed his country’s commitment to multilateralism and to active engagement with the OAS “to bolster sustainable development, enhance citizen security, protection for human rights and the preservation of democracy.”

He further affirmed that The Bahamas “sees a new role for the 21st century OAS as an advocate on behalf of the member states to help resolve emerging real challenges such as climate change, which threaten the ability of states to provide for the equitable, prosperous and safe societies which our citizens demand.”

For his part, Secretary General Almagro highlighted the long political and diplomatic career of Ambassador Collie. “We are truly happy and pleased to have someone of your stature and experience as The Bahamas’ new Permanent Representative to the OAS. We are confident that you will bring to the OAS the same passion, resourcefulness and intellect that have been the hallmark of your political activism,” he said.

Today’s ceremony was attended by OAS Assistant Secretary General Nestor Mendez; the Chair of the Permanent Council and Permanent Representative of Canada, Jennifer May Loten; and several Permanent Representatives of various member states.

Reference: FNE-42801