Belize at the 42nd Regular Session of the OAS General Assembly

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Press Release – Belize Press Office

Belize at the 42nd Regular Session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States

Belize, Haiti and Panama representatives to the OAS at Cochabamba City, Bolivia. Photo by José Rocha of

Belmopan, 6th June, 2012. Belize is being represented at the 42nd Regular Session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) being held in Cochabamba, Bolivia by a delegation led by the Hon. Wilfred Elrington, Attorney General and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belize.

The 42nd Session, which got underway on Sunday, June 3, ends today, June 5, 2012. It was convened under the theme “Food Security with Sovereignty in the Americas.” During the inaugural session on Sunday, President Evo Morales of Bolivia proposed a profound analysis and restructuring of the OAS to make it more responsive to the realities of today and to the demands of its member states.

In the framework of the OAS General Assembly, the Belize delegation also met with the Secretary General of the OAS, H.E. José Miguel Insulza, the British Secretary for South America, and with the Foreign Minister of Guatemala, among others.

The OAS General Assembly is the highest decision making body of the OAS and it meets once a year.

The other members of the Belize delegation included H.E. Alfredo Martinez, Senior Ambassador of Belize to Guatemala, H.E. Nestor Mendez, Permanent Representative of Belize to the OAS and Ambassador of Belize to the United States of America, and Ms. Kendall Belisle, First Secretary at the Embassy of Belize in Washington, D.C. Foreign Minister Elrington returns to Belize on Friday, June 7, 2012.


For further details please contact:
Alfonso Gahona
Foreign Service Officer
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Belmopan, Belize
Tel: 501-822-2167 e-mail: [email protected]

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