Latin America

Peru: Ambassador De Zela named Permanent Representative of Peru to OAS

Photo: Cancillería de Perú (Flickr) Photo: Cancillería de Perú (Flickr)

Hugo de Zela Martinez will hold this position simultaneously with that of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Peru to the United States of America —a position he has been holding since July 2019.

LIMA, Peru. November 14, 2020 (Biz Republic) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has appointed Ambassador Hugo de Zela Martinez as the Permanent Representative of Peru to the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington D.C. De Zela will hold this position simultaneously with that of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Peru to the United States of America —a position he has been holding since July 2019.

Within this framework, the corresponding credentials and full powers will be issued to the diplomat. His appointment was made official via Supreme Resolution No. 132-2020-RE, published Saturday in the Official Gazette El Peruano. The resolution bears the signature of President Manuel Merino and Minister of Foreign Affairs Franca Deza. De Zela replaces Vicente Zeballos, whose position was terminated according to another resolution.

APEC Forum

The President of the Republic Manuel Merino de Lama confirmed his participation in the 27th Meeting of Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed. It came in response to the invitation made by the Chairman of the Summit, Mr. Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin, Prime Minister of Malaysia.

The APEC forum brings together the 21 most dynamic economies in Asia-Pacific, including the United States, Canada, Australia, China, Japan, and Korea, among others, which —together— represent 60% of world’s GDP, 47% of global trade, and 38% of the planet’s population. Eight (8) member countries of the OECD are part of this cooperation scheme, nine (9) make up the G20, and three (3) are permanent members of the UN Security Council.

The mission of the APEC forum is to promote quality economic growth and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region, which is why it works to remove the barriers that prevent the proper functioning of the market economy, as well as the free flow of goods, services, investments, and people in our region.

It does so through initiatives such as individual action plans for trade liberalization, business facilitation, structural reform of economies, as well as the development of physical, institutional, and person-to-person connectivity, among others. APEC summons in its efforts the contributions of governments, companies, and academic institutions. The 27th APEC Summit’s Economic Leaders’ Meeting will be held virtually on November 20.