Brussels, 17/02/2016
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Press release

Press release on the meeting between HR/VP Federica Mogherini and Secretary General of the Organisation of the American States, Luis Almagro

On 17 February 2016, the HR/VP Federica Mogherini met with the Secretary General of the Organisation of the American States, Luis Almagro, on the occasion of his visit to Brussels to hold the third EU-OAS Political Consultations. They had a productive exchange of views on Latin America and the Caribbean region. Special emphasis was given to the peace process in Colombia, the recent positive developments in EU-Cuba relations, the political and economic situation in Venezuela, the electoral process in Haiti, as well as other matters of common interest in the Central American region.
 
They also reviewed the longstanding and fruitful EU-OAS cooperation that, in the past 15 years, has notably included the EU support to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights; the work of the Special Rapporteur of Freedom of Expression; the OAS Belize-Guatemala Adjacency Zone Office; and a regular cooperation between the respective Electoral Observation Missions in the region.