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New Ambassador of Bolivia Presents Credentials

  September 28, 2018

New Ambassador of Bolivia Presents Credentials
Photo: OAS

The new Permanent Representative of Bolivia to the Organization of American States (OAS), José Gonzáles, presented his credentials today to the Secretary General of the hemispheric institution.

At the ceremony, which took place at OAS headquarters in Washington DC, Ambassador Gonzales referred to the important role played by his predecessor, the now Minister of Foreign Affairs, Diego Pary, and to the high standards he set. He further affirmed that he hopes to "work hand in hand" with the members of the Council. "I invite you to think about that dream that the great liberators had, which is the possibility of joining together, something that is part of our challenge, and part of the mandate that our president has given us to be here. Hopefully as brothers we can walk and strengthen ties to make the Americas an even more important hemisphere, "he said.

For his part, the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, highlighted Ambassador Gonzáles' career and recalled the essence of the work of the Organization he leads. "Welcome to the main political forum of the hemisphere, our Organization is deeply committed to fulfilling its mission to defend and promote democracy, protect the full enjoyment of human rights, promote integral development and strengthen multidimensional security," said Almagro.

The event was attended by representatives of other member countries, as well as the Bolivian Foreign Minister, Diego Pary.

Reference: FNE-95072