WASHINGTON, CMC – The Organization of American States (OAS) says the new Permanent Representative of Barbados, Noel Lynch, on Wednesday presented his credentials to the secretary general of the organization, Luis Almagro.
New Permanent Representative of Barbados to the OAS, Noel
Ambassador Lynch said Barbados sees the hemispheric body “as the premier multilateral organization in the Americas working to promote dialogue and to strengthen peace.”
The new ambassador also pledged his country´s continuing commitment to support “the programs and activities in the critical areas of democracy, human rights, multidimensional security, and integral development which constitute the four pillars of this organization.”
Almagro recalled Barbados was among “the first group of newly independent CARICOM (Caribbean Community) countries to join the organization in 1967.”
Since then, he said “its representation has been constant and active in the critical debates at the OAS”.
According to the OAS, the first Assistant Secretary General of the OAS from a Caribbean country was the Barbadian Ambassador Valerie McComie.