The Organization of American States (OAS) says the new Permanent Representative of Jamaica, Audrey Marks, has presented her credentials to Secretary General of the institution, Luis Almagro, at the OAS headquarters,Washington, DC.
The OAS said on Thursday that Ambassador Marks, who previously represented Jamaica at the OAS from 2010 to 2012, expressed her support for the work of the secretary general on democracy and human rights.
She also underscored her country’s backing for the ideals of the organization, according to the OAS.
“Today, I underscore Jamaica’s commitment to the principles and objectives of the OAS, including the promotion of democracy, the protection of human rights, the maintenance of peace and security and the advancement of sustainable economic development in the hemisphere,” Marks said.
Almagro noted Marks’ experience in the private sector and in the diplomatic field, “and valued the role played by Jamaica in the hemisphere,” the OAS said.
“We all know and we highly appreciate the contributions of Jamaica to peace and justice, to development, to democracy and human rights,” Almagro said.