New ambassador of Barbados presents credentials to OAS Secretary General
The new Permanent Representative of Barbados to the Organization of American States (OAS), Ambassador John E. Beale, presented credentials today to Secretary General, José Miguel Insulza, during a ceremony that took place at the OAS headquarters in Washington D.C.
After welcoming the new diplomat, the Secretary General stated that the institution he leads hopes â€œto continue working towards the unity and the common interests of the countries of the Americasâ€, and affirmed that the relation between the Caribbean nations and the Organization of American States has significantly increased and has consolidated during the past few years, expressing that â€œwe want to maintain it that wayâ€.
Ambassador John E. Beale stated that he will work to deepen the good relationship that his country has traditionally had with the OAS, and expressed his desire to work jointly with the Secretary General, the Assistant Secretary General, and the representatives from the 34 countries that comprise the Organization. â€œI want to help maintain valid the ideals and aspirations of the OAS,â€ he added.
The new Permanente Representative of Barbados has a long experience in the economic and finance fields, he holds a Masters Degree on Business Administration and possesses a vast knowledge of the region and of the Organization.