Speaker's Biography:

Carlos Pareja
Ambassador of Peru to the United States

Carlos Pareja was designated by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski as ambassador of Peru to the United States of America and began his post in September 2016. He is a career diplomat with longtime experience and has served as Peruvian ambassador in Chile (2014-2009), Switzerland (2005-2003) and Spain (2002-2000). Ambassador Pareja began his foreign service career abroad as political counselor of the embassy of Peru in Washington D.C. (1984-1990). As ambassador in Chile he managed the controversy over the maritime boundary between the two countries, submitted to the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice of The Hague in 2008, which was resolved in final, unappealable and binding judgment in January 2014. Ambassador Pareja has received the Orden El Sol del Perú (2009) and the Orden al Mérito del Servicio Diplomático del Perú José Gregorio Paz Soldán (2008) and multiple other awards from other countries. A native of Lima, he is lawyer and has a master's in diplomacy and foreign relations from the Diplomatic Academy of Peru.

Twitter: @PeruInTheUSA

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