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AS/COA Hosts Presidents in Parallel with the 73rd UN General Assembly

AS/COA offices in New York

AS/COA New York headquarters.

September 28, 2018

New York, September 28, 2018—In conjunction with the 73rd UN General Assembly, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) hosted eight heads of state from Latin America and  Spain for private, off-the-record meetings in its New York headquarters.

“We were honored to host so many heads of state and top-level officials over the week,” said AS/COA President and CEO Susan Segal. “These off-the-record meetings, which brought together leaders of both the public and private sectors, created a space for conversation on the opportunities and challenges facing the countries as well as critical issues affecting the hemisphere.”

The heads of state that participated in these private events included President of Argentina Mauricio Macri; President of Colombia Iván Duque; President of Ecuador Lenín Moreno; President of Guatemala, Jimmy Morales; President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela; President of Paraguay Mario Abdo Benítez; President of Peru Martín Vizcarra; and President of the Governmentof Spain Pedro Sánchez.

In addition to the above events, AS/COA hosted Uruguay’s Minister of Economy and Finance Danilo Astori, Mexico’s Secretary of Finance José Antonio González Anaya, and Chilean Senator Felipe Kast.

Americas Society (AS) is the premier organization dedicated to education, debate and dialogue in the Americas. Established by David Rockefeller in 1965, our mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship.

Council of the Americas (COA) is the premier international business organization whose members share a common commitment to economic and social development, open markets, the rule of law, and democracy throughout the Western Hemisphere. The Council's membership consists of leading international companies representing a broad spectrum of sectors, including banking and finance, consulting services, consumer products, energy and mining, manufacturing, media, technology, and transportation.