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New Ambassador of Peru Presents Credentials to OAS Secretary General

  March 3, 2010

Ambassador Hugo de Zela Martínez today presented his credentials to the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, to become the new Permanent Representative of Peru to the Organization.

At the event, which took place in the office of the OAS Secretary General at the Organization’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., the diplomat said “it is very gratifying to work again in an Organization in which I was lucky to spend many years. I come back with joy and with the best intentions to collaborate on the work of the Permanent Council and on promoting the prestige of this organization.”

The Secretary General thanked the government of Peru for an appointment that “demonstrates their respect for and interest in the Organization of American States.”

“Ambassador de Zela is an important and well-known figure in the Peruvian Foreign Ministry. The fact that a person with so many merits in his diplomatic work and with so much knowledge of the Organization has been appointed is an incentive and very pleasant news for us,” the Secretary General stated.

The ceremony was also attended by OAS Assistant Secretary General Albert R. Ramdin, the President of the Permanent Council and Ambassador of Costa Rica, José Enrique Castillo Barrantes, and the Permanent Representatives to the OAS of Canada, Panama, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.

The new representative of Peru is a career diplomat and has been Undersecretary of Foreign Relations for European Affairs, Ambassador in Argentina, has filled diplomatic posts in ALADI, and was Chief of Staff to former OAS Secretary General Joao Baena Soares.

Reference: E-061/10