Ernesto Samper begins as secretary of Unasur in Quito
On Tuesday, the former Colombian president Ernesto Samper already installed at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur for its Spanish acronym), located in the Ecuadorian capital, Quito.
The Colombian president was appointed on last August 22 as Secretary General of Unasur, after reaching a consensus among the Presidents and Heads of State of the twelve countries forming the Union (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela).
Samper, who ruled Colombia from 1994 to 1998, visited Quito two weeks ago and then met with Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa. They visited the construction of the new headquarters of Unasur, at the Mitad del Mundo citadel, north of the capital and, which, according to Samper, will have “great symbolism” for its modern conditions.
Until the end of its construction, the Secretariat of Unasur works in a building located in a sector of the commercial center of Quito.