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President Piñera appoints new ambassadors

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Andrés Allamand, reported that the President of the Republic, Sebastián Piñera, appointed as new diplomatic representatives of Chile abroad Ambassador Hernán Salinas Burgos as Ambassador to the Netherlands, and Ambassador Issa Kort Garriga, as Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States.

Hernán Salinas Burgos

Lawyer by profession. Degree in Legal Sciences from the Faculty of Law of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Master in International Law from the University of Chile, and Master in Law from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

In the academic field, he has been Professor of Public International Law at the Law School of the University of Chile, and professor of the same chair at the Universidad de Los Andes and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, practicing in the latter as Director of the Department of International Law. Similarly, he has been Professor of the Master of International Law, Trade and Investments at the University of Heidelberg-University of Chile.

In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile, he has been Deputy Director (1990-1996) and Director of Legal Affairs (2010-2014), in turn holding the position of President of the Inter-American Juridical Committee of the OAS (2017-2018). In turn, he was a member of the Chilean defense team both in the "Maritime Delimitation Matters" between Peru and Chile before the ICJ, and in the "Matter of the Obligation to Negotiate" between Bolivia and Chile before the same Tribunal, and Member of the Administrative Tribunal of ALADI (2013-2015).

Until his current appointment, he served as Permanent Representative of Chile to the OAS (since 2018).

Issa Kort Garriga

A historian by profession, he obtained a degree from Finis Terrae University.

He has been a Deputy of the Republic in three terms, since 2011, being the Representative of Districts 15 and 32 of the Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Region.

During his parliamentary career he has been President of the Family Commission and Permanent Member of the Foreign Relations Commissions; Mining and Energy; Culture, Arts and Communications; Social Development and Overcoming Poverty, and Work.

In addition, within the framework of his international activities as a legislator, he was President of the Energy and Mines Commission of the Latin American Parliament (PARLATINO), also serving as President of various Inter-Parliamentary Committees (Spain, United Kingdom, Japan, and United States) and the Committee of Political Dialogue between the National Congress of Chile and the People's Congress of China.