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Ambassador Sebastiano Fulci, New Permanent Observer of Italy to the OAS Presents Credentials

On December 13, 2011, Ambassador Sebastiano Fulci presented to the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Jose Miguel Insulza, his credentials as the new Permanent Observer of Italy to the Hemispheric Organization. 

In a ceremony held at OAS headquarters in Washington, DC, the Italian diplomat said that the Americas is the “continent of the future”, as shown by “the political presence and economic impulse that the region has experimented in the last few years”. He also highlighted the strength of “the relations that unite us with the counties and people of the Hemisphere.”

Furthermore, Ambassador Fulci emphasized that the OAS “traditionally dedicates much attention to the consolidation processes of peace and democracy, to the support of social politics, to the processes of regional integration, and to the strengthening of cooperation with the European Union, areas in which Italy can offer strategic and operative support in matters of good practice and joint projects.” 

Secretary General Insulza thanked the Italian government for the appointment of Ambassador Fulci as Permanent Observer and expressed his interest in broadening the cooperation with the European country on projects developed by the OAS “related to political and democratic development, fair elections, and human rights.” Italy, he added, “is one of the countries from which we have inherited and learned many things.”

Also present at the event were OAS Assistant Secretary General of the OAS Albert Ramdin; the President of the Permanent Council and Representative of Guyana, Ambassador Bayney Karran; and Permanent Representatives of Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Peru and Uruguay.


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