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OAS Secretary General meets with the Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico and G20 Sherpa

  March 6, 2012

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, today met with the Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico and G20 Sherpa, Lourdes Aranda, to talk about the preparations and agenda of the G20 Leaders’ Summit scheduled for June 2012, and the role that the country is playing as chair of the Group during 2012.

At the meeting, the Mexican diplomat explained that her country’s intend is to hold meetings with OAS Member States not belonging to the G20, in order to address their concerns and priorities and incorporate them into the leaders’ debate in June, an initiative welcomed and supported by Secretary General Insulza.

Other issues discussed at the meeting included: the agenda and importance of the High-Level Hemispheric Meeting against Transnational Organized Crime, held in Mexico City last week; the efforts to combat organized crime in the region; the preparations for the Sixth Summit of the Americas to be held in April in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia; and the coordination of economic policies to address the crisis.

The Mexican Undersecretary was accompanied at the meeting, which took place at OAS headquarters in Washington, DC, by the Permanent Representative of Mexico to the OAS, Ambassador Joel Antonio Hernandez Garcia.

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Reference: E-078/12