The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, received today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil the Victory Medal from the Minister of Defense of Brazil, Celso Amorim.
The ceremony, that took place at the Escuela de Comando y Estado Mayor General del Ejército was held in the framework of the participation of the leader of the hemispheric institution in the inauguration of the XLI Course on International Law "Dispute Resolution in International Law," and the 85th regular session of the Inter-American Juridical Committee (CJI).
Upon presenting the award to Secretary General Insulza, Minister Amorim said that the medal is given to personalities who have helped Brazil and its defense entities in a relevant, and highlighted the involvement and support of Insulza for the objectives of the country with special emphasis on the support provided by the OAS to the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). The Brazilian Minister highlighted the professional and personal trajectory of Insulza, his political achievements, and his leadership at the institution in times of crisis in various countries of the region over the last decade. He also congratulated Secretary General Insulza for his work in bringing the Americas together.
Secretary General Insulza thanked Minister Amorim for the award and expressed his appreciation for the support offered by Minister Amorim and the Brazilian government for the work of the OAS. He made special reference to the role developed by the former Foreign Minister and now head of Brazilian Defense, during complex regional times when the OAS had to act, and highlighted the particular work done by Minister Amorim in the region.
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