(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Representative of Panama to the United Nations, Melitón Alejandro Arrocha Ruíz, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.
Prior to his latest appointment, Mr. Arrocha served as Vice-Minister of the Presidency. Previously, he served as Vice-Minister for Foreign Trade, Head of Panama’s Antitrust Agency, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Trade and Industries. He was also an elected member of Parliament.
A lawyer, Mr. Arrocha has also taught law at Santa Maria La Antigua University.
He holds a Bachelor of Law and Political Science from the Santa María La Antigua University, a Master of Laws from American University and a postgraduate degree in international business transactions from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Born in Panama in 1968, Mr. Arrocha is married and has two children.