OAS Secretary-General Highlights Work Between Executive Transition Teams and Elected Authorities

The 2023-2024 government transition meetings began in October.

by Victor Cojulún

Guatemala City, by Jenny Herrera -AGN- The Secretary-General of the Organization of American States -OAS-, Luis Almagro, highlighted the work done by the transition teams of the Executive branch and the elected authorities through the presentation of his report to the organization’s Permanent Council.

Secretary Almagro read a document issued on December 1 by the Minister of Labor and Social Security, Rafael Rodríguez, which stated, “The results have been positive, and we believe the same for the other team. We have received feedback on the perspectives sent by Secretary Almagro and appreciation for Ambassador Diego Paz, who has participated in all the meetings.”

In this regard, Secretary-General Almagro congratulated Ambassador Diego Paz and expressed gratitude for his valuable assistance in the transition process.

Transition Commission

For the success of the transition process, President Alejandro Giammattei delegated specific members to form the Government Transition Commission. This unit is composed of:

  • Minister of Labor, Rafael Rodriguez
  • Secretary-General of the Presidency, Consuelo Ramírez
  • Private Secretary of the Presidency, Geovanna Estrada
  • Press Secretary of the Presidency, Kevin López Oliva
  • Secretary of Planning and Programming of the Presidency, Keila Gramajo Vilchez

Elected Committee Members

The transition commission appointed by the elected government is integrated by Karin Herrera, José Carlos Sanabria, Jonathan Mencos, Juan Guerrero, Cristian Espinoza, Abelardo Pinto, ambassadors Ramírez Martínez and Eduardo Hernández, among others.

Regarding the transition meetings, Secretary Almagro added, “The 2023-2024 government transition meetings have all developed normally, starting on October 10, but ministry by ministry.”

The power transfer ceremony is scheduled for January 14, 2024, in Guatemala City. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is extending invitations to heads of state and diplomats accredited in the country.

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