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Juan Eduardo Burgos to become new Ambassador to Uruguay

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The government of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay granted its agrément to the appointment of Eduardo Burgos Santander as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Chile to that country.

Ambassador Burgos is a lawyer from Universidad Católica de Chile and joined the Foreign Service in 1976.

Throughout his diplomatic career, he has served as Secretary and Consul at the Embassy of Chile in Colombia (1978-1981); as Counselor at the Chilean Embassies in Argentina (1984-1988) and Uruguay (1991-1995); as Minister Counselor in Argentina (1999-2000) and as Ambassador in Paraguay (2004-2008).

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he has served at the General Consular Directorate; of Human Resources and at the Administrative Directorate General. In addition, he has been Assistant Director of America (1996); Assistant Director of Planning (1997); Chief of Staff of the Directorate General of Foreign Policy (1998-1999); Director of Human Resources (2000-2004) and Director General for Consular Affairs and Immigration (2008-2009).

Prior to his appointment to head the Chilean mission in Uruguay, Burgos was serving as Deputy National Director of State Borders and Limits.

Ambassador Burgos has been decorated by the governments of Argentina, Paraguay and Colombia.