MIL OSI Translation. Region: Spanish / Latin America / UN –
Medellín (June 25/19). Foreign Minister Holmes Trujillo and OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, participated in the event commemorating the 15th anniversary of the presence of the OAS Peace Process Support Mission (MAPP-OAS) in Colombia, entitled ” the MAPP-OAS, an innovative model of cooperation “.
In his speech, the Minister of Foreign Affairs said that Colombia is a nation that, over the years, “has transcended the violence it has experienced, a country that we have been building together, despite and beyond the violence , and in particular, of the confrontation between the State and different illegal armed groups “.
The discussion offered a space for reflection among representatives of civil society and the Government on the contributions that the Mission has made to the efforts of stabilization and consolidation in our country, a moment that was used by Minister Holmes Trujillo to recall that the Mission of Support to the Peace Process of the Organization of American States MAPP-OAS has been a special and privileged witness of the efforts and obstacles that Colombia has had to overcome, and of the achievements made.
“The MAPP-OAS was unprecedented in the hemisphere. These 15 years account for a successful experiment, whose lessons learned deserve to be identified and made available to the international community when it comes to taking on challenges and tasks like those for which the Mission was set up at the time, “said the Minister. Holmes Trujillo
“The commemoration of the 15 years of establishment of the MAPP-OAS reminds us that nothing contributes more to the strengthening of regional governance as the strengthening of national governance and vice versa. The MAPP-OAS is an experience that we must continue to guide in this direction, which we are convinced is the one worth traveling, “he said.
Throughout these 15 years, said the Head of the Foreign Affairs sector, “the Mission has proven to be a useful, impartial and close to the government in our efforts to build stabilization and consolidation in the territories.”
This event was part of the parallel activities prior to the 49th General Assembly of the OAS.
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