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    UNIS/BIO/697
    26 February 2004

    New Permanent Representative of Uruguay Presents Credentials

    VIENNA, 26 February (UN Information Service) -- The new Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Jorge Pèrez Otermin, presented his credentials today to Antonio Maria Costa, Director-General of UNOV.

    Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Pèrez Otermin was Special Advisor to the Foreign Minister and Delegate of the Executive Power before the Administration Commission for the River Uruguay.

    From 1995 until 2000, Mr. Pèrez Otermin served as Permanent Representative of the Uruguayan Republic to the United Nations in New York.

    Mr. Pèrez Otermin has held several functions at the Foreign Ministry of Uruguay as well as abroad, including General Director for the Judicial Affairs and Judicial Consultant (1993-1995), Director of the Artigas Institute of the Foreign Service (1991-1992), Ambassador to Ecuador (1985-1992) and Legal Advisor (1984-1985).

    Mr. Pèrez Otermin earned Ph.D. degrees in Law and Diplomacy at the Law and Social Sciences Faculty of the University of the Uruguayan Republic.

    Mr. Pèrez Otermin has two children.

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