Jamaica assumes chair of the Permanent Council of the OAS

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Jamaica assumes chair of the permanent Council of the OAS

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the Organization of American States (OAS) Audrey Marks, assumed the chair of the Permanent Council for the next three months, during which the 50th General Assembly of the Organization will be held.

Ambassador Marks said “we are living in difficult times,” in reference to the COVID-19 pandemic, which affects “small and large” and “rich and poor” countries equally. “ “I look forward to working with all delegations over the next three months, especially as we prepare for the upcoming 50th regular session of the General Assembly in a spirit of dialogue, consultation and agreeing to disagree when situations so demand,” said ambassador Marks.

For his part, the Permanent Representative of Honduras and outgoing chair of the Council, Luis Cordero, said that during his term “we strengthened multilateralism every day and we made sure that the four pillars of the OAS continue to be fulfilled in the best way possible.” “During these three months of our term we managed to advance in the preparations for the 50th General Assembly, I can assure you that we will have a very beneficial and successful Assembly,” added the Honduran diplomat.

The Permanent Representative of The Bahamas, Sidney Collie, will serve as vice chair of the Council.

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