amb bocchitOn August 8, 2014, Ambassador Bocchit Edmond presented his credentials to the Secretary General of OAS, Jose Miguel Insulza. In attendance at the ceremony were the Assistant Secretary General, Albert Ramdin; the Chair of the Permanent Council and Permanent Representative of Saint Lucia, Sonia Johnny; Haiti’s Ambassador to the U.S., Paul Altidor and several Permanent Representatives accredited to the OAS and the Diplomatic Corps.

The Secretary General praised the exemplary performance of the Haiti’s Mission to the OAS and remembered the outstanding work done by the former Permanent Representative and current Minister of Foreign Affairs of Haiti, Duly Brutus.

Ambassador Bocchit Edmond boasts a 23-year career in diplomacy. Ambassador Edmond graduated from the Law Faculty of Port-au-Prince and became a litigating Lawyer until he joined the Haitian diplomatic service.

Prior to his assignment in Washington, D.C., Ambassador Edmond served in Panama, Jamaica, with the Mission to the United Nations in New York City, NY, and in Haiti at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Throughout his diplomatic career Ambassador Edmond proudly represented his country in various international meetings and was one of the negotiators of Haiti’s bids to become a full member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). He has honed his diplomatic skills by participating in various trainings internationally, including in Tel Aviv, Israel, where he attended a Seminar on National Security and Negotiation, and in Great Britain at Oxford University within a program targeting foreign diplomats where he studied International Relations.

Since January 2012, Ambassador Edmond has been the Deputy Permanent Representative of Haiti to the OAS a position which he held until his current appointment as Permanent Representative on June 25, 2014, by the President of the Republic of Haiti, His Excellency Michel Joseph Martelly.

Photo Credit: Maria Patricia Leiva/OAS

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