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    UNIS/BIO/751
    30 June 2005

    New Permanent Representative of Chile Presents Credentials

    VIENNA, 30 June (UN Information Service) -- The new Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations (Vienna), Milenko E. Skoknic, presented his credentials today to Antonio Maria Costa, Director-General, United Nations Office at Vienna.

    Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Skoknic was serving as Ambassador and Executive Director of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) Chile 2004.

    Mr. Skoknic has served in many capacities in the course of his career, including as: Minister Counsellor, General Economic Directorate, Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) and North America Department (2001); Counsellor and Consul General of Chile in Toronto and Commercial Attaché in Canada (1997-2001); First Secretary, Head of Law of the Sea Department, Special Policy Directorate (1995-96); Second Secretary, Chilean Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York (1993-94); Secretary, Chilean Embassy in Argentina (1990-92); Business Affairs Representative for the Government of Chile in Turkey (1986-87); Secretary to the Papal Mediation Office in Santiago (1981-82); and the Holy See (1984-85).

    Mr. Skoknic completed his post-graduate studies in Diplomacy and International Affairs at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, United Kingdom. He also graduated in Law from the Universidad de Chile.

    He is married and has three children.

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