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  May 25, 2006

With the approach of the thirty-sixth regular session of the Organization of American States (OAS) General Assembly, the General Secretariat of the hemispheric body expresses its complete satisfaction with the excellent work and logistical support being provided by the government of the Dominican Republic, which is hosting the June 4-6 event. The General Assembly, the highest OAS authority, brings together the hemisphere’s ministers of foreign affairs, who this year will discuss a broad agenda of inter-American issues under the theme “Good Governance and Development in the Knowledge-based Society,” as proposed by the government of the Dominican Republic.

The OAS Assistant Secretary General, Ambassador Albert Ramdin, who has responsibility for the organization and management of the General Assembly, expressed his unqualified appreciation for the manner in which the authorities of the Dominican Republic, primarily the Secretariat of State of Foreign Affairs, have been able to marshal the necessary resources – including human and logistical resources – to host this important event. Ambassador Ramdin visited Santo Domingo recently and met with senior government officials to discuss the ongoing preparations.

Both the Secretary General and the Assistant Secretary General indicated that they have full confidence in the capability of the Foreign Ministry team and look forward to a very successful General Assembly session. They also confirmed that the substantive preparations involving the member state delegations and the OAS Secretariat continue in Washington, D.C.

During the upcoming General Assembly session, the foreign ministers of 34 OAS member states will debate and take decisions on a wide-ranging agenda of topics including democracy, human rights, corruption and transparency, poverty eradication and security.

Reference: E-125/06