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Ecuador Assumes Chair of the Permanent Council

  October 1, 2018

Ecuador Assumes Chair of the Permanent Council
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The Permanent Representative of Ecuador, Carlos Alberto Játiva, today assumed the Chair of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) -which rotates every three months- emphasizing the need to advance in the fulfillment of the common objectives of the countries of the region.

Ambassador Játiva affirmed that his role before the Council is assumed "at a moment of special importance for the region where the issues and resolutions that we adopt are followed and seen not only in the hemispheric community but also in other latitudes." He also called for a joint effort to "adopt the decisions and measures that will make this Organization, as it has been, an efficient, relevant and known organization to our hemispheric community."

For her part, the outgoing Chair and Permanent Representative of Costa Rica, Rita Hernández, stressed that "the new Chair has our support to continue working hard to make this Organization stronger and more supportive so that we can make a difference in mitigating the pain of the most vulnerable groups of the hemisphere that need it the most," Ambassador Hernández will serve as Vice Chair of the Council.

Reference: FNE-95098