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04SANTODOMINGO1293
2004-02-26 19:04:00
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Embassy Santo Domingo
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DOMINICAN IS THE NEW SECRETARY GENERAL FOR THE

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						UNCLAS SANTO DOMINGO 001293 

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR WHA/CAR (MCISAAC)
STATE PASS AID/LAC

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV IO DR
SUBJECT: DOMINICAN IS THE NEW SECRETARY GENERAL FOR THE
ASSOCIATION OF CARIBBEAN STATES


UNCLAS SANTO DOMINGO 001293

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR WHA/CAR (MCISAAC)
STATE PASS AID/LAC

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV IO DR
SUBJECT: DOMINICAN IS THE NEW SECRETARY GENERAL FOR THE
ASSOCIATION OF CARIBBEAN STATES



1. Dominican sociologist Ruben Silie was unanimously
elected the Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean
States (ACS) on February 12. His term will be four years.
The ACS is an organization for consultation and cooperation
among its 25 member states and three associate members. Its
current focus is on trade, transport, sustainable tourism and
natural disasters.


2. Mr. Silie is a sociologist and academic. He has a
master's degree in economics and has published numerous
essays and books in the Dominican Republic. In his position
as Secretary General he will represent the ACS in
international fora. GODR Foreign Minister Guerrero Prats
held the chair of the ACS Council of Ministers during 2003.
The next ordinary meeting of the Ministerial Council of the
ACS is scheduled to take place in late November or early
December in Haiti.
MARSHALL