OAS

DECISION 567
Resignation of the Andean Community Secretary General

THE ANDEAN COUNCIL OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTERS, IN AN EXTENDED MEETING,

HAVING REVIEWED AND CONSIDERED: Articles 17, 20 and 32 of the Cartagena Agreement; Articles 5, 6 and 13, paragraph c), of the Regulations of the Andean Community General Secretariat contained in Decisions 409 y 426 of the Andean Council of Foreign Affairs Ministers; Articles 6 and 7 of Decision 407, and Decision 530;

WHEREAS: Through Decision 530 of the Andean Council of Foreign Affairs Ministers, at an extended meeting, Mr. Guillermo Fernández de Soto was elected Secretary General of the Andean Community;

On October 30, 2003, Mr. Guillermo Fernández de Soto presented his letter of resignation to the position of Secretary General of the Andean Community, effective as from December 31, 2003;

HEREBY RESOLVES:

Article 1.- To accept the resignation of Mr. Guillermo Fernández de Soto to the position of Secretary General of the Andean Community, effective as from December 31, 2003.

Article 2.- As from the date indicated in Article 1 above and until a new Secretary General is designated, the General Secretariat shall be provisionally managed by the Director General with highest seniority in the post.

Article 3.- To express the deep recognition from the Andean Council of Foreign Affairs Ministers and the Andean Community Commission to Mr. Guillermo Fernández de Soto for his excellent quality while performing his duties, thus setting new guidelines to the integration process.

Given in the City of Lima, Peru, on this 31st day of October, 2003.