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New Permanent Representative of Cuba Presents Credentials
(Based on information received from the Protocol and Liaison Service.)
Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz, the new Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, today presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Prior to his appointment, from 2002 to 2005, Mr. Malmierca Díaz was his country’s Ambassador to Belgium, the European Union and Luxembourg. From 1998 to 2002, he served as Deputy Minister in his country’s Ministry of Foreign Investment and Economic Cooperation in Havana. In that same Ministry, he served as Director, European and North American Division, from 1997 to 1998.
Prior to his activities in the Ministry, Mr. Malmierca Díaz was Counsellor in charge of economic and trade affairs at the Cuban Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil, from 1992 to 1997. From 1982 to 1992 he was Specialist on Cooperation in the Division of Economic International Institutions of the State Committee for Economic Cooperation in Havana. He started his career in 1981 in Project Management of the ECIMETAL Enterprise, also in Havana.
Mr. Malmierca Díaz graduated in economics at the University of Havana in 1980. He followed several postgraduate courses, including at the Higher Institute of International Relations in Havana in international relations and negotiation techniques; at the External Trade Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Trade in Havana, in foreign trade, and at the Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) and Economic Research Centre in Mexico City, in economic alternatives for Latin America.
Apart from Spanish, Mr. Malmierca Díaz speaks English, French and Portuguese.
Born in Havana, Cuba, on 14 October 1956, Mr. Malmierca Díaz is married with two children.
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