Rahming Heads General Assembly Delegation

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Bahamian Ambassador in Washington, D.C. Dr. Elliston Rahming receives Mexican Ambassador Joel Hernandez (right) during a courtesy call at The Bahamas Embassy in Washington, D.C. on May 23, 2013. Also pictured is Dr. José De Jesus Orozco Henríquez, President and Mexican candidate for re-election to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Among matters discussed were scholarship opportunities for Bahamians at various Mexican universities.

Washintgton DC –– Ambassador Dr. Elliston Rahming has been chosen to lead the Bahamian delegation to the Organization of American States’ 43rd annual General Assembly in Antigua, Guatemala, June 3 -7, 2013.

The General Assembly brings together some 500 diplomats and delegates from the 35 countries that constitute the OAS as well as non-member observer delegates.

At this year’s high-powered hemispheric parley some 100 items are on the agenda among them small business development, the elimination of all forms of racism and discrimination, hemispheric safety and security and protection of senior citizens.

The delegation will also include Ms. Kimberley Lam, Alternate Representative of The Bahamas Permanent Mission to the OAS and Mr. Mikhail Bullard, Foreign Affairs Officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Also at this year’s summit delegates will vote to fill vacancies on such important organs as the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.