NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF PANAMA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS19970528 Biographical Note
Aquilino O. Boyd, the new Permanent Representative of Panama to the United Nations, today presented his credentials to Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Mr. Boyd has been Panama's Ambassador to the United Kingdom since 1994. Prior to that, he was Ambassador to the United States, from 1982 to 1985. From 1976 to 1977, he was Panama's Minister for Foreign Affairs, in which capacity he engaged in discussions which led to a new Canal Treaty with the United States.
From 1962 to 1976, Mr. Boyd was Panama's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, where he served as President of the Security Council in March 1973. He was also on the Council in 1976, and served during 1973 as Chairman of the United Nations Ad Hoc Committee on International Terrorism.
Mr. Boyd began his career in 1945 as First Secretary at Panama's embassies in Cuba (1945-1946) and Washington, D.C (1946-1947). Between 1948 and 1962, he served four consecutive terms as Deputy in Panama's National Legislative Assembly. He was President of the Assembly in 1949 and also served several times as Chairman of its Foreign Affairs Committee.
From 1956 to 1958, Mr. Boyd served the first of his two stints as Panama's Foreign Minister. In 1958, he was Panama's Ambassador to Mexico.
Mr. Boyd received his bachelor's degree from Holy Cross College in New Orleans, United States, and earned a diploma in law and political science at the University of Panama.
Born on 30 March 1921, Mr. Boyd is married and has five children.
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