Basseterre, St. Kitts — The Honourable Patrice Nisbett, Minister of Foreign Affairs of St Kitts and Nevis, is attending the 44th OAS (Organisation of American States) General Assembly in Asuncion, Paraguay. Minister Nisbett leads a delegation of four (4), which also includes Ambassador Jacinth Henry-Martin, Permanent Representative to the OAS, and, Alternate Representatives, Kemoy Liburd-Chow and and Justin Hawley.
The Inaugural Ceremony of the General Assembly occurred on June 3rd, marking the official commencement of Ministerial statements and negotiations around the theme, “Development with Social Inclusion”. This hemispheric forum was opened by the President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, the host and the OAS Secretary-General, Jose Insulza and will culminate on June 5th with a Declaration supported by member states of the OAS.
Given St. Kitts and Nevis’ role as chair of the Permanent Council, Ambassador Henry-Martin was selected as the chair of the General Committee, in which she will manage the negotiations on the remaining outstanding draft resolutions. Ambassador Henry-Martin’s chair of the Permanent Council has been critical in the preparations to the 44th general assembly.
During this three (3) day meeting, the Foreign Minister will deliver his statement focused on the theme, meet with the President of Paraguay and also engage in a number of bilateral discussions and consultations with member and observer states of the hemispheric family.