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United States Assumes Chair of the Permanent Council

  April 1, 2019

United States Assumes Chair of the Permanent Council
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The Permanent Representative of the United States to the Organization of American States (OAS), Carlos Trujillo, today assumed the chair of the Permanent Council of the Organization, which rotates every three months.

Ambassador Trujillo called it a "great honor" for his country to hold the position, especially given that it will coincide with the final preparations and the holding of the Organization's General Assembly, on June 26 - 28 in the Colombian city of Medellín. The U.S. diplomat also reaffirmed the commitment of his country "to continue to build consensus” and “to advance the issues of democracy and human rights across the hemisphere."

For his part, the outgoing Chair and Permanent Representative of El Salvador, Carlos Alberto Calles, expressed his gratitude for the opportunity "to be faithful to the regulations and be able to comply with the principles of Article 3 of our Charter, following international law as a norm of conduct for our States."

The Permanent Representative of Chile, Hernán Salinas, will serve as Vice Chair of the Council for the next three months.

Reference: FNE-96217