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NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF HONDURAS PRESENTS CREDENTIALS
(Based on information received from the Protocol and Liaison Service.)
Ivan Romero-Martinez, the new Permanent Representative of Honduras to the United Nations, presented his credentials today to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Romero-Martinez, a career diplomat since 1971, has served as his country’s ambassador to many countries, including Spain, Egypt, Morocco, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Haiti, Colombia, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Ireland. He also represented his country at the ambassadorial level at the United Nations in Switzerland and at the European Union.
Other assignments in his country’s diplomatic service include the post of Deputy Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS). Mr. Romero-Martinez also held several positions at Honduras’ Embassy in the United States, including that of Counsellor, and at Honduras’ Embassy in Canada, where he served as Counsellor, Minister Counsellor and Chargé d’Affaires.
At home, Mr. Romero-Martinez served as Special Adviser to the President of Honduras and Presidential Adviser with the rank of Secretary of State.
Mr. Romero-Martinez received a degree in law and social sciences from the National University of Honduras. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in international relations from the Catholic University of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. His other areas of study include international law and integration politics at John Hopkins University in the United States; international commerce at the Centre of Compared Studies in Buenos Aires, Argentina; and studies on European integration at the University of Brussels in Belgium.
Born on 1 August 1949 in Olanchito, Honduras, Mr. Romero-Martinez is married with two children.
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