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His Excellency Carlos Pareja


Carlos Jose Pareja Rios became ambassador of Peru to the United States on Sept. 16, 2016, having previously served as director-general of Peru’s Directorate General of Africa, Middle East and Gulf Countries since 2015 and, before that, director-general of Peru’s Directorate General of America from 2014 to 2015. Ambassador Pareja also served as Peru’s ambassador to Chile (2009-14); chief of state protocol in Lima (2006-09); ambassador to Switzerland (2003-05); ambassador to Spain (2000-02); and national director of the Directorate General of Sovereignty and Border Development, participating in peace negotiations with Ecuador, among other duties (1998-2000). In addition, he was chief of cabinet for the vice minister of foreign affairs (1997-98); minister-counselor in the Embassy of Peru in Santiago (1993-97); director for South American affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1990-93); and political counselor at the Peruvian Embassy in Washington, D.C. (1984-90). Ambassador Pareja holds a bachelor’s of law degree from the Universidad de San Martin de Porres, a master’s in diplomacy and foreign relations from the Diplomatic Academy of Peru, a law studies degree from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a bachelor’s of arts from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. He speaks Spanish, English and intermediate French and is married to Consuelo Salinas and has two children, Juan (1981) and Jose (1985).



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