Delegation of the European Union to the Dominican Republic

The EU and Organisation of American States hold 6th High Level Political Dialogue

07/12/2020 - 11:43
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The EU and the Organisation of American States (OAS) held their 6th High Level Political Dialogue on 7 December 2020.


The EEAS Managing Director for the Americas, Brian Glynn, the Deputy Managing Director, Javier Niño, and the OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, held their annual Dialogue online due to COVID-19 restrictions. Other participants included the President of the IACHR, the OAS SG Chief of Staff, the OAS Strategic Advisor, and the OAS Directors for thematic areas as well as officials from the EEAS Directorates for the Americas and for Global issues, and the EU Delegation in Washington.

During the meeting, participants discussed the following issues:

  • the impact of COVID-19 in the LAC region; developments in the Americas (including Venezuela, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Peru, Haiti);
  • respect for human rights in the hemisphere;
  • transnational challenges (security, climate, inequalities, migration); the calendar of electoral observation in 2021 and EU-OAS cooperation.

The meeting took place in a cooperative spirit and demonstrated the importance that the EU attaches to effective multilateralism. The EEAS will continue to pursue the dialogue with the OAS, a key hemispheric partner in the Americas.