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  May 21, 2009

Georgetown, Guyana: During a two-day working visit to Guyana, OAS Assistant Secretary General, Ambassador Albert Ramdin held talks with Guyana’s President, the honorable Bharrat Jagdeo. Ambassador Ramdin briefed the President on OAS plans for follow-up to the V Summit of the Americas and the upcoming 39th General Assembly. President Jagdeo discussed plans for his chairmanship of the CARICOM Community Heads of Government during the period July to December 2009 and invited the Assistant Secretary general to work with him in the coming months to explore how Guyana and the OAS could improve collaboration and ensure current OAS mechanisms and programs are optimized to meet the urgent development needs of the people of Guyana.

Within the context of the OAS’ willingness to work with governments and their citizens to strengthen democracy, and consistent with his commitment to listen to all parties, Ambassador Ramdin took the opportunity to meet with leaders of the major political parties in Guyana.

Ambassador Albert Ramdin who arrived in Georgetown on Sunday made a presentation on “the Changing Realities in the Western Hemisphere and the Role of the Caribbean Community Nations in this Dynamic Process” to a group of more than 30 Caribbean diplomats and Foreign Service Officers who were participating in a two-week “regional diplomatic training program for mid-career diplomats. The training program was sponsored by the CARICOM, OAS and Commonwealth Secretariats.

Reference: E-177/09