The President of the Republic, Mario Abdo Benítez, submitted to the Senate a request for a constitutional agreement to appoint Senator Enrique Riera as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Delegate to the Organization of American States in Washington. The United States joined.
The document was presented by the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Euclid Acevedo, a few days ago, and the President was expected to ratify it these days.
Once the application has been submitted, it will be considered by the Committee on International Relations, which must express an opinion on the appointment and will subsequently be considered in the Senate plenary.
Related note: there is resistance to the appointment of Riera
Prior to the information on Reira’s appointment, she spoke on the executive side of the resistance of some senators to giving approval. Rather, it turns out that a group of senators spoke with President Mario Abdo Benitez to present their arguments against the possibility of making this proposal a reality.
According to the versions, they resist the appointment of Senators Oscar Cachetto Salomon (President of Congress), Arnaldo Franco and Rodolfo Friedman.
Riera will replace the vacancy left by the last ambassador in this representation, Elisa Ruiz Diaz, who died while in office on May 19.
Request from other diplomats and politicians
Similarly, the Executive has sent requests for approval of the appointment of Nancy Ovelar as Head of Mission in Permanent Representation before UNESCO, in Paris, which the national government has decided to reopen, and Vice-Chancellor and Ambassador Marcello Scapini, for a new permanent mission to the World Trade Organization.
Agreement was also requested to appoint the current Director of the Council of Ministers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Julio Cesar Duarte van Hombeck, the candidate for the position of Ambassador to Portugal, Victor Alfredo Verdán for the Embassy in Russia, Enrique Luis Insferan for the position of Ambassador to the Dominican Republic and Raúl Antonio. Montiel and served as ambassador to the Canadian government.