Canning House is delighted to welcome the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala, Carlos Raúl Morales Moscoso, to deliver a talk on Guatemala's foreign affairs with a particular focus on the Central American Integration System (SICA) and multilateral cooperation between the countries of Central America.
Ambassador Morales began his career in 1989, when he served as Second Secretary in the United Nations Division of the Multilateral Political Department. He was promoted in 1991, becoming the Chief of the Belize and Honduras Affairs at the Integration Department.
He started in the Foreign Service in 1993. His first station was Belize, where he worked as Consul at the Guatemalan Embassy in Belmopan, being also promoted to the rank of First Secretary of the mission.
He returned to Guatemala in 2000 to fulfill the position of General Director of the Administrative Division. In this year, he was also the General coordinator of the Pro-Tempore Presidency of Guatemala in the Central America Integration System (SICA). Also, between 2000 and 2002, he was a Member of the Guatemalan and Belizean Commission, created within the framework of the Conciliation Process under the auspices of the OAS.
In 2003, he was stationed overseas again. This time, he was designated Charge d'Affairs at the Embassy of Guatemala in Honduras. This has been his last post abroad.
Ambassador Morales started his diplomatic career at the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Guatemala, where he has held several positions, being the most recent his designation as Foreign Affairs Minister of Guatemala, under President Otto Pérez Molina. He has served uninterruptedly for 25 years to the institution.
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