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Amb. Harold W. Forsyth, Ambassador of Peru to the U.S.

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HAROLD W. FORSYTH became Ambassador of Peru to the United States on August 29, 2011.

Before arriving in Washington, Ambassador Forsyth served as Ambassador of Peru to China from 2009 to 2011. He also served as an Advisor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru from 2006 to 2009, after serving as Vice Minister Secretary General of Foreign Affairs of Peru.

From 2004 to 2006, Ambassador Forsyth served as Permanent Representative of Peru to The International Organizations with headquarters in Rome. He has also served as Ambassador of Peru to San Marino and Turkey, Ambassador of Peru to Italy, and Ambassador of Peru to Colombia.

From 2000 to 2001, Ambassador Forsyth worked as a consultant to the General Secretariat of the Andean Community of Nations. He has also served as a congressman from 1995 to 2000, and a founding member of the Democratic Forum and the Association for Civil Transparency in Peru. Ambassador Forsyth has been an international elections observer in Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, and Nicaragua.

Earlier in his career, Ambassador Forsyth served as Third Secretary of the Embassy of Peru in Chile; Second Secretary and Charge d’ Affairs of Peru to Bulgaria; Second Secretary at the Embassy of Peru in Venezuela; Chief of Cabinet of the Permanent Secretary of the Latin-American Economic System; First Secretary, Chief of Evaluation and Control of the Diplomatic Academy of Peru; Under Director of Latin-American Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru; Counselor at the Embassy of Peru in Canada; and Minister- Counselor of the Embassy of Peru in Germany.

Ambassador Forsyth studied journalism at Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and international relations and diplomacy at the Diplomatic Academy of Peru. He is the author of the book Conversation with Javier Pérez de Cuéllar (2001). He has directed a radio program, two television shows, and a newspaper, and has received a dozen decorations for his diplomatic work.