Today representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were present at the Organization of American States (OAS) Seventieth Anniversary ceremonies in Belize City. CEO for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pat Andrews spoke about the significance and time span of Belize’s relationship with the organization.
Pat Andrews, CEO Ministry of Foreign Affairs: “All these years the collaboration going back since the 90s it has been one of friendship and cooperation. Really the OAS has been an important part of our development and really access to our voice in the region. Myself I was in Washington as Ambassador of Belize to the US and permanent representative so I know how important it is for us in the Belize Guatemala dispute it has been crucial for us to have the OAS assisting us through the various stages and even as we talk about the role they play at the adjacency zone and as we move towards referendum we are going to need the OAS to continue partnering with us. So this seventieth anniversary is very key for us.”