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OAS Permanent Council Agrees to Convene a Meeting of Consultation of Ministers of Foreign Affairs to Consider the Situation in Venezuela

  April 26, 2017

The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) today approved a resolution to convene a meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the region to consider the situation facing the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

The Resolution was approved by a roll-call vote. The Permanent Missions of Argentina, The Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, United States, Honduras, Jamaica, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Lucia and Uruguay voted in favor.

The representatives of Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, Dominica, Ecuador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Venezuela voted against, and abstaining were: Belize, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, and Trinidad and Tobago. Grenada was absent from the meeting. The place and date of the meeting are yet to be determined.

Reference: E-035/17