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Name: Gallegos, Luis
Current Position: Ambassador

Luis Benigno Gallegos Chiriboga became ambassador of Ecuador to the United States on October 3, 2005. Gallegos served as consul general in Chicago (1975-1978); counselor to the Organization of American States (1978-1979); and director of the Department of Legalizations and the Department of Territorial Sovereignty (1983-1984). In addition, he has held various postings in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including director of information and media (1989-1990), director of Eastern Europe (1990), director general of international projects (1990-1994) and national coordinator for entities such as Latin America, the Caribbean, European Union, Rio Group, Iberoamerican Summit and Summit of the Americas (2000-2002).

Gallegos has served as minister and chargé d’affaires of the Ecuadorian Embassy in Bulgaria (1985-1989), ambassador to El Salvador (1994-1997), permanent representative to the European Office of the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva (1997-2000).
Before his current assignment, Gallegos was permanent representative to the United Nations and ambassador to Australia.
He has taught as a professor of international law in Quito. He speaks English and French.
Ecuador Ambassador to the US (Washington Diplomat)
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