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New Permanent Representative of Panama Presents Credentials

(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.

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