Ambassador of Peru, Hon. Mr Jorge Valdez (center) with Dr Daniel Zovatto, Regional Director-LAC (right), and Mr Sergio Bitar (left), at International IDEA´s regional headquarters in Chile. Photo credit: International IDEA.
Dr Daniel Zovatto, Regional Director of International IDEA Latin America and Caribbean region hosted a working meeting with the Ambassador of Peru Hon. Mr Jorge Valdez and Mr Sergio Bitar, member of the Advisory Board of International IDEA, ahead of the presentation of International IDEA to its Member States accredited to Chile.
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As part of the preparations for International IDEA’s Presentation to its Member States accredited in Chile, Dr Daniel Zovatto, Director for the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, and his team held a fruitful working meeting with the Ambassador of Peru, Hon. Mr Jorge Valdez; representing the Chair of Council Member States and Mr Sergio Bitar, member of the Advisory Board of International IDEA at the regional headquarters in Santiago, Chile on 24 July 2017.
During the meeting, important reflections were shared both on the challenges of democracy and on the work of International IDEA in Latin America and the Caribbean. In this regard, the Peruvian diplomat highlighted the important contribution of International IDEA in the region, and attached high value to sharing that work with Member States in Chile. Mr Bitar added that the upcoming meeting will be an enriching opportunity to exchange ideas about strengthening democratic processes in the region.
The event to be held on 22 August 2017 at the premises of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile will feature the participation of the Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs, Mr Edgardo Riveros; in addition to Regional Director Dr Zovatto, the Ambassador of Peru in Chile, Hon. Mr Jorge Valdez (representing the Chair of Council of Member States); and the former Senator and Minister of State, Mr Sergio Bitar (representing the Advisory Board of International IDEA).
Dr Zovatto thanked the Peruvian ambassador for his visit, highlighting the significant role of the South American country as the Chair of International IDEA for 2017. He also acknowledged the participation of Mr Bitar and the International IDEA team.