PRESS RELEASE 167
Governing Council of America House appoints Enrique Ojeda Vila today as its new Director
30/07/2021

​The appointment took place upon a proposal from the Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, José Manuel Albares, after consulting and receiving a consensus from the Regional Government of Madrid and Madrid City Council – members of the Casa América [America House] consortium. The Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs highlighted that “today we have shown a fine example of collaboration between different tiers of government on a shared priority as is Ibero-America. I believe that this is the best way to move forward.”

Enrique Ojeda Vila, the current Spanish Ambassador to Chile, is an experienced diplomat with 27 years of professional experience, almost exclusively dedicated to Ibero-America. Prior to his current posting in Chile, he was the Spanish Ambassador to Bolivia and El Salvador, before which he was posted to the Spanish Embassies in Guatemala and Bolivia. The new Director of America House has a proven track-record in cultural management, having run the Tres Culturas Foundation for five years - one of the main institutions engaged in intercultural dialogue in Spain.

The decision is framed within the spirit of institutional collaboration between the Government of the Nation, the Regional Government of Madrid and Madrid City Council, which was reflected on 25 July through the successful candidacy of the Prado-Recoletos axis as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


This appointment is in continuation of the plan to strengthen Spain’s Ibero-American policy, following the creation of a new State Secretariat for Ibero-America, the Caribbean and Spanish around the World.

 

 

 

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