Antigua-Barbuda expresses regret at ‘crass remarks’ by OAS secretary general


Former Spanish prime minister, José Zapatero

By Caribbean News Now contributor

WASHINGTON, USA — On Friday, the permanent delegation of Antigua and Barbuda to the Organisation of American States (OAS) expressed its sincere regret to the permanent observer mission of Spain, and the people and government of Spain, for the hurt experienced when a former prime minister of their country was recently characterised in “an unseemly way” by the OAS secretary general.

“The Antigua and Barbuda delegation disassociates itself entirely from the crass remarks as every right-thinking delegation ought to do,” the delegation said in a statement to a meeting of the OAS Permanent Council on the topic “Encounter of Two Worlds”, called annually by Spain to mark the “discovery”…

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