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President Piñera appoints new Chilean Ambassadors to Canada and Russia

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Andrés Allamand, reported that the President of the Republic, Sebastián Piñera, appointed career diplomats Raúl Fernández and Eduardo Escobar, respectively, as Ambassadors of Chile in Canada and the Russian Federation. Both have already received the corresponding approval.

Raúl Fernández Daza

Raúl Fernández is a graduate of the "Andrés Bello" Diplomatic Academy, which he entered in 1980.

During his career abroad, he has served in the Chilean Embassies to Romania, Switzerland, Brazil, Malaysia, Belgium, France, and Mexico. He was Consul General of Chile in Chicago, Ambassador of Chile in Haiti, and before the European Union, the Kingdom of Belgium, and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

At the Chancellery, he served in the directorates of the United Nations and Europe; He was Head of the Contents Unit of the Summit of the Americas and General Coordinator of the 2004 APEC Leaders Summit and served as Chief of Staff of the Undersecretary of Foreign Relations.

Prior to his appointment, he served as Secretary-General for Foreign Policy.

Eduardo Escobar Marin
Eduardo Escobar studied History and Geography at the University of Santiago and is a graduate of the “Andrés Bello” Diplomatic Academy.

Abroad, he has served in the Chilean embassies in the Ivory Coast, Argentina, Canada, the United States, Australia, and Ecuador. He was Ambassador of Chile in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and concurrent before the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he has worked in the Directorate of Ceremonial and Protocol, Directorate of South America, and Directorate of Personnel. Of these last two, he was Deputy Director. In addition, he worked in the Diplomatic Negotiation Unit of the Summit of the Americas and was Chief of Staff of the Undersecretary of Foreign Relations.

At the time of his appointment, he was serving as Director of European Affairs.