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Colombia to Host 2019 OAS General Assembly

  September 27, 2018

Colombia to Host 2019 OAS General Assembly
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The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) today resolved to hold its 49th General Assembly in Colombia, in June 2019.

The Permanent Representative of Colombia, Alejandro Ordoñez, highlighted that the OAS and his country share the same principles and historic ties. “This year marked 70 years since the founding of the OAS in Bogotá. For our government it will be an honor to hold the General Assembly in our country,” said the Colombian diplomat.

For her part, the Chair of the Permanent Council and Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the OAS, Rita Hernández, congratulated Colombia on serving as headquarters of the principal annual meeting of the OAS. “We celebrate the commitment of Colombia to the Organization, and we are sure the General Assembly under its responsibility will be a success,” said Hernández.

The 38th OAS General Assembly was held in Medellin in 2008.

Reference: FNE-95054