Canada congratulates incoming secretary general of the Organization of American States on his re-election


March 20, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

“Canada congratulates Luis Almagro on his re-election as Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS). We also extend our congratulations to Assistant Secretary General Nestor Mendez on his re-election by acclamation.

“Canada looks forward to working with the Secretary General and Assistant Secretary General on issues of importance to our region, including furthering democracy, gender equality and a progressive human rights agenda in the Americas.

“Canada remains a committed defender of the rules-based international order, which we know is increasingly under threat, and continues to champion effective multilateralism. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada will continue to promote collaboration and dialogue among OAS and Member States to achieve greater security, stability, and prosperity in the hemisphere.”


Syrine Khoury
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Media Relations Office
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