Press Releases

    8 September 2004

    New Permanent Representative of El Salvador Presents Credentials

    VIENNA, 8 September (UN Information Service) -- The New Permanent Representative of El Salvador to the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Byron Fernando Larios López, presented his credentials today to Antonio Maria Costa, Director-General, UNOV.

    Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Larios López  served as the Ambassador of El Salvador to eight different countries: Estonia, Latvia, Iceland, Lithuania, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden.

    Mr. Larios López also served as an Ambassador of El Salvador to several other countries: between 1995 and 2000 to Peru and Bolivia,  and from 1992 to 1995 to Honduras. Between 1989 and 1992 he served as Ambassador to the Dominican Republic and Haiti, and from 1986 to 1989, as an Ambassador to Ecuador. He also held the posts of Consul General at the General Consulate of El Salvador in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (1985-1986) and in San Francisco, California, USA (1981-1985).

    Prior to his numerous diplomatic functions abroad, Mr. Larios López had held several positions in the legal profession. Among other positions, he has also worked as a legal adviser at the District Attorney’s Office in San Salvador (El Salvador) and as a Judge in 1974.

    Mr. Larios López earned his Ph.D. in Law at the National University in San Salvador, El Salvador. He is married and has three children.

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