The Organization of American States (OAS) at its headquarters on Monday hosted a commemorative event for the 36 years of Independence of Dominica, organized by the Permanent Representative of the country to the OAS, Ambassador Hubert Charles
This year’s celebration was focused on the theme “Our nation, our responsibility,” promoted by the government of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit as a call to deepen the contribution that each citizen can make to the country’s development.
During the event, Secretary General José Miguel Insulza highlighted the broad historical and cultural legacy that characterizes the Caribbean country and the leadership it has shown in the context of its participation in the OAS through Ambassador Charles as well as the role the country plays within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
For his part, Ambassador Charles alluded to the political, economic and cultural developments that have taken place in the country in recent decades highlighting the cooperation forged with countries in the Western Hemisphere, Europe and Asia. He noted the importance that Dominica assigns to the OAS as a multilateral institution and said that the principles that guide the priorities of his country are aligned with the Organization’s work and mission.
Ambassador Charles took the opportunity to express appreciation for the work of Secretary General Insulza and Assistant Secretary General Albert Ramdin for their 10 years in office and said that under their leadership, the Organization “has been able to forge the kind of viability that the countries of the region need.”