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.”