José García Belaúnde

José García Belaúnde
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Minister of Foreign Relations of Peru
In office
28 July 2006 – 28 July 2011
PresidentAlan García
Preceded byÓscar Marthúa De Romaña
Succeeded byRafael Roncagliolo
Personal details
Born
José Antonio García Belaúnde

(1948-03-16) March 16, 1948 (age 70)
Lima, Peru
NationalityPeruvian
Political partyIndependent
ResidenceLima, Peru
ProfessionDiplomat, Politician

José Antonio García Belaúnde (born March 16, 1948) is a Peruvian career diplomat.

Biography

García Belaúnde was born in Lima. He studied at Colegio de la Inmaculada in Lima and then in Colegio Winnetka. He graduated as a lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, where he became a close friend of President Alan García. He earned a Post Graduate Diploma in Foreign Policy from the University of Oxford, and also attended the Diplomatic Academy of Peru, graduating with a BA in International Relations.

Nephew of Fernando Belaúnde, in July 2006, García Belaúnde became Perú's Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Diplomatic career

  • Second and First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Peru to the United Nations (1973–1976)
  • First Secretary, Embassy of Peru in France (1976–1978)
  • First Secretary, Embassy of Peru in Mexico (1978–1979)
  • Minister Counsellor, Embassy of Peru in Spain (1982–1984)
  • Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of Peru in Ecuador (1984 and 1985)
  • Minister, Embassy of Peru in the United States of America (1985–1986)
  • Ambassador of Peru to the Latin American Free Trade Association, ALADI (Montevideo, 1986–1988)

Positions in the Central Government

As well as holding a number of important diplomatic posts. He has also held a number of important positions in the central government, serving under seven Presidents

  • Chief Technical Office of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru, Ambassador Carlos García Bedoya (1979)
  • Director of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1980)
  • Director General of Trade Negotiations, Ministry of Economy, Finance and Commerce (1981–1982)
  • Undersecretary of Economic Affairs and Integration, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru (1988–1990)
  • Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (2006–2011)