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New Ambassador of Grenada to the OAS Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Grenada to the Organization of American States (OAS), Yolande Yvonne Smith, today presented her credentials to the Secretary General of the Organization, Luis Almagro.

During the ceremony that took place at the Organization's headquarters in Washington, DC, Ambassador Smith highlighted that "the OAS has been an integral part of Grenada and has been supportive of our institutional processes benefiting from several electoral observation missions and development projects." She further noted that the OAS was the first international organization her country became part of and recalled the long commitment of her country to the Organization's work and mission.

For his part, Secretary General Almagro highlighted Ambassador's Smith broad service in the public sector and knowledge of multilateral diplomacy. He further noted that "having Ambassador Smith among us underscores Grenada's commitment to gender parity in its representation; with her arrival 4 of Grenada’s 8 representatives have been women."

Grenada was the first Eastern Caribbean country to join the OAS shortly after independence in 1974.