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  March 27, 2008

Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Ambassador Albert R. Ramdin, on a recent working visit to the United NationsTexto que va a recibir el hyperlink in New York, received assurances of the world body’s support for OAS efforts to reduce tensions and promote rapprochement between Colombia and Ecuador. OAS programs for Haiti and Guyana also featured prominently on the agenda of the visit.

The OAS Assistant Secretary General was at the UN headquarters to meet with top officials, as part of ongoing cooperation between the General Secretariats of the two organizations.

Besides the developments in the situation between Colombia and Ecuador, discussions focused on the situation in Haiti and on the need to deliver greater peace dividends and sustainable progress on the political and security fronts.

Ambassador Ramdin briefed the United Nations officials on OAS activities in Guyana and emphasized the ongoing process to improve understanding and dialogue among national stakeholders. He also discussed the overall political and socio-economic condition of the hemisphere, as well as ways to deepen the cooperation between the OAS and the UN Secretariats.

During the meetings, March 24-25, Ambassador Ramdin met with Ambassador Edmond Mulet, Assistant Secretary General and head of the Department for Peace Keeping Operations; Angela Kayne, Assistant Secretary General and head of the Department of Political Affairs; and Guido Bertucci, head of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The Assistant Secretary General, who was accompanied by his advisor Jean Ricot Dormeus, also held working meetings with the UN General Secretariat Groups on Guyana and Haiti.

Reference: E-098/08