Luis Fernando Ramírez

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Luis Fernando Ramírez Acuña
Minister Ramírez in 1999.
Minister of National Defence of Colombia
In office
30 May 1999 – 25 May 2001
President Andrés Pastrana Arango
Preceded by Rodrigo Hernán Lloreda Caicedo
Succeeded by Gustavo Adolfo Bell Lemus
19th Minister of Labour and Social Protection of Colombia
In office
4 July 1992 – 19 March 1994
President César Gaviria Trujillo
Preceded by José Elías Melo Acosta
Succeeded by Gerardo Hernández Correa
Personal details
Born Suaita, Santander, Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Political party New Democratic Force
Alma mater Jorge Tadeo Lozano University
Profession Accountant
Religion Roman Catholic
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Ramírez and the second or maternal family name is Acuña.

Luis Fernando Ramírez Acuña is a Colombian politician former Defense and labor minister and Vice Presidential candidate.[1] Ramírez led the Ministry of Defense during President Andrés Pastrana's government and had to deal with the peace process (1999-2002) between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). On May 2001 Ramirez quit his job as defense minister. As Minister of Labor he was the leader of the Social Security Reform that introduced in Colombia the capitalizacion system run by private pension Funds. Mr. Ramirez also served as Vice Minister of Finance and was also director of the Internal Revenue System.

Minister Ramírez with his counterpart, United States Secretary of Defense William Cohen during an official visit to Washington, D.C. in 2000.