DR assumes presidency of the OAS permanent council

The Dominican Republic today assumed the chairmanship of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS).

Dominican Ambassador Josue Fiallo, head of the Dominican mission to the OAS, said he assumed the responsibility with humility and commitment.

The Dominican legation also received today the visit of Foreign Minister Roberto Alvarez, with whom the head of the mission discussed issues related to the new foreign policy of the Dominican Republic and especially the role of the Dominican mission to the OAS.

A press release from the Presidency of the Republic, informing on September 29 that the country would assume the presidency, states that this opportunity opens an important occasion “for the country to continue strengthening its presence and leadership in the Organization and its relations with the different member states and permanent observers”.

The presidency of the body will be led by the country’s permanent representative to it, Ambassador Josué Fiallo, under the direction of Foreign Minister Roberto Álvarez, and will run from October-December 2021, the Dominican government reported.

The country said it will have the challenge of chairing the General Committee and the Preparatory Committee of the Fifty-first Regular Session of the OAS General Assembly, to be held on November 10, 11 and 12, 2021.

“In addition, he will be responsible for collaborating with the preparatory work for the IX Summit of the Americas, scheduled to be held in the United States next year, as well as moderating the Regular and Special Sessions of the Permanent Council, where issues pertaining to the agenda of the Organization and any other of hemispheric interest submitted by its members are discussed”.

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