The new ambassador of Panama to the OAS presented her credentials

The ambassador Roquebert is the first woman to held the charge

The new Permanent Representative of Panama to the Organization of American States, her Excellency María del Carmen Roquebert presented her credentials on October 23 to the Secretary General of the Organization, Luis Almagro.

 The ceremony took place at the OAS Headquarters in Washington DC, where it was noted that Ambassador Roquebert is the first woman to be a representative of Panama to the Organization.

In her speech, the Ambassador affirmed that for Panama, the OAS represents the main dialogue space in the continent, while recognizing the importance of the Organization to provide a platform to promote regional development from rationality and respect for the Law  International.

“I am a faithful believer that multilateralism is an effective tool to solve the problems that our nations are facing, no matter how difficult they may be, or how far from each other our ideas may seem […].”

 Ambassador Roquebert stressed that it was the same internationalization of the Panamanian cause that allowed the improvement of the country’s sovereignty through the signing of the Torrijos-Carter Treaties at the OAS Headquarters, almost 42 years ago.

During his speech, she also indicated that she will exercise a diplomacy of consensus that fosters dialogue, honoring the historical role of Panamanian foreign policy, as well as advocating for more spaces that help to achieve gender equity.

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