Belizean elected to a high post in OAS

Belize Ambassador to the US and High Commissioner to Canada, H.E. Nestor Mendez, has become the new Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS). He was elected to the post, having achieved the support of the majority – 24 votes out of 34. His term will last for five years.

For the first time, the Belizean has been elected to a senior office in the OAS. According to the Government of Belize, Hon. Prime Minister Barrow and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs “embarked on two years of active diplomacy and campaigning to achieve the support of the majority of countries in the Americas for this post”.

The Secretary General Luis Almagros from Uruguay, and Assistant Secretary General Nestor Mendez will start on May 26.

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