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New Permanent Representative of Spain Presents Credentials
(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Representative of Spain to the United Nations, Román Oyarzun Marchesi, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.
Until his latest appointment, Mr. Oyarzun served as Ambassador to Argentina since 2012, before which he was Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York from 2008 to 2012.
Appointed Deputy General Director for Protocol in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation in 2006, Mr. Oyarzun was previously Minister-Counsellor at Spain’s Permanent Mission in New York beginning in 2001. During an earlier stint in Argentina, he was Deputy Head of Mission in Buenos Aires beginning in 1998.
Mr. Oyarzun was Chef de Cabinet to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for International Cooperation and Latin America in 1996, and Deputy General Director for Disarmament and Non Proliferation, also in the Foreign Ministry, in 1994. His previous foreign experience includes service as a Counsellor in Brussels (1991) and Deputy Head of Mission in Uruguay (1987) and Syria (1985). In 1985, he served as Director and Chief of the Diplomatic Secretariat in the Cabinet of the Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Holding a Bachelor of Laws degree from Deusto University, Mr. Oyarzun is also a Master in International Relations from the Diplomatic School.
He was born in 1957, in Madrid, Spain.
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