Riyad Insanally
Caribbean News

Guyana assumes chair of OAS Inter-American Council for Integral Development

CMC – Guyana has assumed the chairmanship of the Inter-American Council for Integral Development (CIDl) of the Organisation of American States (OAS0 for the first half of this year.

Guyana’s Permanent Representative to the OAS, Riyad Insanally, said he will seek to build consensus among member states on the development policies of the organization.

“I believe we have an excellent opportunity to advance the work program of CIDI, through dialogue and consensus building,” said Insanally, who also chairs the Permanent Council of the OAS.

“We will do this for the benefit of all member states in the areas of convergence between Guyana’s own development priorities and those of CIDI,” he added.

The outgoing Chair of CIDI and Permanent Representative of Guatemala, Rita Diaz de Sciolli, highlighted the goals she shared with the OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, and the member states, to reduce extreme poverty in the hemisphere.

“During the term of Guatemala, the importance of promoting cooperation between the states in the search for integral development and contributing to the elimination of critical poverty, a central objective of CIDI, was highlighted,” she said.

The OAS said the Permanent Representative of Jamaica, Audrey Marks, will serve as vice chair of CIDI.

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