Duque picks Colombia’s Vice President Ramírez for the Overseas Ministry
Immediately after Overseas Minister Claudia Blum handed in her resignation final 7 days thanks to the social and political unrest Colombia is likely as a result of, President Iván Duque selected to appoint Vice President Marta Lucía Ramírez as her successor.
«I want to appoint our Vice President of the Republic, Doctor Marta Lucía Ramírez de Rincón, as the new Foreign Minister of Colombia. She is a lady with a good job in politics and the private sector,” stated President Iván Duque in a statement.
Ramírez experienced presidential aspirations for 2022, however, this new appointment would go down very well in different sectors, considering the fact that she, in addition to getting vice president, has also been Minister of Commerce and Minister of Protection.
Marta Lucía Ramírez de Rincón was born in Bogotá on July 4, 1954. She is the oldest of 4 siblings and the only daughter of Álvaro Ramírez and Alba Blanco.
She has been married to Álvaro Rincón for 42 yrs. The pair has just one daughter soon after disregarding medical doctors who explained to them it would not be doable.
Ramírez researched Law at the Universidad Javeriana and specialized in Industrial and Financial Law. She also has scientific tests in Senior Small business Administration at the Instituto de Alta Dirección Empresarial (Inalde) of the University of La Sabana and was a fellow in international relations at Harvard University.
She was a professor of Legislation at the Universidad de Los Andes and the Universidad Javeriana she was also an intercontinental advisor on enterprise growth, trade, global negotiations, international expense, security, democracy, governance and regional development.
Her community lifestyle started at the Banking Superintendency and then at Incomex. She was Minister of Foreign Trade. From there she commenced the Colombia Digital basis, with the economic guidance of a group of businessmen and she made two initiatives: Red Colombia Compite and Younger Export Business people.
She was Colombia’s ambassador to France concerning February and July 2002. She was afterwards appointed Minister of Defense, being the to start with and only girl to keep that position. She made the first human rights school in the Armed Forces and encouraged women in the military services and law enforcement to achieve the rank of general.
In 2006 she was elected senator with just about 70,000 votes. She was president of the Next Commission, in which she made the Accidental Commission on Border Zones to develop, endorse and keep track of border regions. She moreover introduced the “first job” bill. She was a presidential candidate for the Conservative Party in the 2014 elections when she received the 3rd-finest vote.
Likewise, she has promoted the empowerment of Colombian women in the emotional, political and economic spheres by way of the Millions of Empowered Gals venture, keeping seminars during the country.
In September 2017 she announced that she would operate yet again for the presidency. In March 2018, she participated as a candidate for the citizen movement For an Trustworthy and Powerful Colombia, in an inter-celebration session in which she obtained much more than 1.5 million votes. As a outcome of these elections, she became the vice-presidential components of the candidate of the Democratic Centre celebration, of Iván Duque.
Among the her political tips is to do the job for the empowerment of females, the battle versus corruption, the strengthening of protection, the generation of work, international professional competitiveness and the strengthening of justice.