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OAS Permanent Council Receives the Foreign Minister of the Dominican Republic

Interim Permanent Representative Fitzpatrick addressed a Special Meeting of the OAS Permanent Council to receive the Foreign Minister of the Dominican Republic, Andres Navarro Garcia, June 30, 2015. Thank you, Mr. Chairman.  Mr. Secretary-General, Permanent Representatives: Good afternoon — y muy buenas tardes a todas y a todos.  The United States would like to take this ...
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OAS Bids Farewell to Secretary General Insulza

On May 22, 2015, the OAS Permanent Council held a Special Session to bid farewell to OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza. State Department Counselor Thomas A. Shannon delivered remarks on behalf of the delegation of the United States. Counselor Shannon’s Remarks  May 22, 2015 Video Thank you very much Mr. Chairman, it is a tremendous ...
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Special Session of the OAS Permanent Council on the Situation in Venezuela

Michael J. Fitzpatrick, Interim Permanent Representative of the United States to the OAS, delivered remarks at a special session of the Permanent Council outlining the U.S. position on the situation in Venezuela, March 19, 2015. Thank you Madam Chair, good morning to one and all, esteemed ministers, Secretary General, permanent representatives and delegates, This session ...
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IVLP Celebrates 75th Anniversary at OAS

On February 4, 2015, the U.S. Permanent Mission to the OAS co-hosted a forum with Global Ties – U.S. marking the 75th Anniversary of the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in the historic Hall of the Americas. Remarks by Michael J. Fitzpatrick Interim U.S. Permanent Representative Thank you very much Mr. Vanella for ...
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Remarks by the Delegation of the United States Upon Adoption of an OAS Declaration Condemning the Terrorist Attacks in Paris

On January 15, 2015, the OAS Permanent Council convened to approve the Declaration condemning the January 7 terrorist attacks in Paris, and expressing solidarity with the government and people of France. In joining consensus to approve this declaration, the United States stands with the government and people of France as they confront again an outrageous ...
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