New Representative of Guyana Presented Credentials to the OAS Secretary General


The new Permanent Representative of Guyana to the Organization of American States (OAS), Riyad Insanally, on September 30, 2016, presented his credentials to the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, at the headquarters of the hemispheric Organization in Washington DC.

Ambassador Insanally highlighted the commitment of his country to multilateralism and international cooperation; key tools in the work of the OAS.


“Permit me to, therefore, reiterate the firm commitment of the Republic of Guyana to upholding the principles established by the OAS charter fully cognizant of the virtuous circle we are all seeking to close, that of democracy, human rights, multidimensional security and integral development,” he said.

For his part, Secretary General Almagro highlighted the diplomatic experience of the Guyanese Ambassador in the region, as well as at the OAS itself, where he previously served as Representative in Trinidad and Tobago and as an advisor to the former Assistant Secretary General, Albert Ramdin.


“It appears as though Ambassador Insanally has been preparing for this mission during nearly his whole life. He has studied the history of Latin America and speaks fluently in Spanish and French,” Almagro highlighted.

(The Organization of American States)

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