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Náměstek Kolaja přijal generálního tajemníka Organizace amerických států
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Deputy Minister Kolaja Met with the Secretary General of the Organization of American States

 

On October 9, 2017, Deputy Minister Václav Kolaja met with the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) Luis Almagro Nemes, who arrived in Prague within the Forum 2000 Conference. The topics of the discussion were foreign policy issues focusing on the situation in Latin America and especially in Venezuela.

Luis Almagro Nemes is an Uruguayan career diplomat. He served in the Uruguayan diplomatic missions in Germany and Iran and had several positions at the Uruguayan Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Between 2007 and 2010 he served as Ambassador of Uruguay in China, and from 2010 to 2015 he served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay under the government of president José Mujica. During his term of office, Uruguay received, for example, several Guantánamo prisoners and also a dozen families from Syria, and gained the necessary support for electing a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

He was elected as the Secretary General of the Organization of American States on March 18, 2015, with 33 of 34 OAS members voting for him.

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