Saint Lucia now has a resident representative to the Organization of American States (OAS), it has been announced.
Lilly Ching Soto presented her letters of credence to the Minister responsible for External Affairs, Sarah Flood Beaubrun, on Friday, September 6, according to a post on the minister’s official Facebook page.
The Costa Rican native has been working with the OAS since 1999, the post stated.
It noted that she has worked extensively on human rights issues with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights at the OAS and that her most recent position was the Principal Human Rights Specialist on that commission.
The OAS was founded on 30 April 1948, for the purposes of regional solidarity and cooperation among its member states.
It comprises 35 independent states of the Americas and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.