The new Permanent Representative of Saint Lucia to the Organization of American States (OAS), Anton E. Edmunds, today presented his credentials to the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, in a ceremony at the headquarters of the Organization in Washington DC.
During his speech, Ambassador Edmunds highlighted the issues of democracy and sustainable development as key for the region, as well as the unique role the OAS is meant to play. “We must continue to be an Organization representative of all of the peoples in our hemisphere, it is critical. It is what our legitimacy is based upon. And ultimately it is within this framework that Saint Lucia wishes to continue to play a proactive and a forward-leaning role in terms of the Organization and the work that the organization does.”
In welcoming the representative of Saint Lucia, the Secretary General highlighted his experience in the public and private sector as well as his connections to the business and diplomatic community in Washington and in the region. “I have no doubt you will apply your expertise and connections in support of the work of the OAS and in helping the Organization to address the challenges facing its member states,” he said.