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New Representative of the Dominican Republic to the OAS Presents Credentials

  September 1, 2011

The new Permanent Representative of the Dominican Republic to the Organization of American States (OAS), Ambassador Roberto Saladin, today presented to Secretary General José Miguel Insulza the credentials that accredit him before said organization.

During a ceremony, held in the main building of the OAS in Washington, DC, the Dominican diplomat reaffirmed the commitment of his government “with the OAS Charter and with the mandates commended by the General Assembly.” He also expressed his will that “the values that we share relate to strengthen our friendship and solidarity ties with existing mechanisms in the Inter-American system to strengthen peace.”

He then highlighted that his country “feels proud of being one of the founding members of this Organization, having as one of the political pillars the Charter of the Organization, framed in defense and sovereignty in the principles of non-intervention and the self-determination of the people.”

On the other hand, Secretary General Insulza thanked the government of President Leonel Fernandez for the appointment of the new Ambassador and assured that said country “has been characterized by maintaining a tight relationship with this Organization because of its intense work in solving problems in the region,” and then referred to the work that President Fernandez carried out in support of solving various crises in the region including the situation in Honduras some months ago.

“The contributions that you can make to this Council and this organization reflects the commitment of the Dominican Republic with the Organization of American States,” affirmed the leader of the hemispheric organization when welcoming the new representative.

Ambassador Saladin is a lawyer and has been Ambassador of his country to the White House, Alternate Executive Director for Mexico and the Dominican Republic to the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), and General Manager of the Reserve Bank of the Central American country, among others.

Also present at the event were the Permanent Representatives of Barbados, Colombia, Ecuador, Grenada, Mexico and San Kitts and Nevis, as well as the Diplomatic Corps of the Dominican Republic Mission.

A gallery of photos of the event is available here.

For more information, please visit the OAS Website at

Reference: E-811/11