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Meeting of Secretary General Insulza and Secretary of State Clinton

  February 27, 2010

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, met Friday with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at State Department headquarters in Washington, DC.

During the meeting, held the day before the Secretary of State's trip to various Latin American countries, the main subjects of the hemispheric agenda were reviewed, among them those relative to democracy, Human Rights, social protection and public security.

Secretary of State Clinton and Secretary General Insulza also covered subjects involving the process of democratic normalization in Honduras and the reinforcement of assistance in the reconstruction of Haiti. As a result of their conversation they agreed to continue to work together on these issues key to the Hemisphere.

Secretary General Insulza also informed Secretary of State Clinton about different aspects of the workings of the OAS, including political aspects and others related to the administrative and financial workings of the Organization.

At the conclusion of their meeting, Secretary General Insulza said: "We've had a very satisfactory meeting, in which I think we covered the main problems affecting the region. I hope Secretary of State Clinton's trip will help to strengthen dialogue between the United States and Latin America."

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Reference: E-058/10