José García Belaúnde

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is García and the second or maternal family name is Belaúnde.
José García Belaúnde
CANCILLER DEL PERÚ, JOSÉ A. GARCÍA BELAUNDE, EN CONFERENCIA DE PRENSA INAUGURAL DE LA 40° ASAMBLEA GENERAL DE LA OEA (4673307294).jpg
Minister of Foreign Relations of Peru
In office
28 July 2006 – 28 July 2011
President Alan García
Preceded by Óscar Marthúa De Romaña
Succeeded by Rafael Roncagliolo
Personal details
Born José Antonio García Belaúnde
(1948-03-16) March 16, 1948 (age 69)
Lima, Peru
Nationality Peruvian
Political party Independent
Residence Lima, Peru
Profession Diplomat, Politician

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

Biography[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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)

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