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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS PRESS STATEMENT

 

 

The Ambassadors of the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Ecuador presented their Credentials to President Ong Teng Cheong at the Istana today.

 

Ambassador Ms Fusun Cetintas of the Republic of Turkey succeeds Mr Oktay Özüye, who left Singapore on 16 March 1998 at the end of his tour of duty.

 

Ambassador Dr Patricio Zuquilanda Duque, who is resident in Seoul, is the first Ambassador from the Republic of Ecuador to be accredited to Singapore.

 

The curricula vitae of Ambassadors Ms Fusun Cetintas and Dr Patricio Zuquilanda are attached.

 

 

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

21 APRIL 1998

 

 

 

FÜSUN CETINTAS

 

 

AMBASSADOR-DESIGNATE TO SINGAPORE

 

TURKEY

 

 

 

BORN:

 

13 September 1941, Ankara

 

 

AGE:

 

57

 

 

MARITAL

STATUS:

 

Single

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

Graduated from the Faculty of Political Science, Ankara University, 1964

   
   

CAREER:

 

1965-68

Third Secretary at the Secretariat General of Economic Council

     
 

1968-70

Third and later second Secretary at the Turkish Embassy in Cairo

     
 

1970-71

Second and later First Secretary at the Turkish Embassy in Brussels

     
 

1971-73

Consul and later Deputy Consul General at the Turkish Consulate General in Brussels

     
 

1973-75

Chief of Section at the Department of Cultural Affairs, MFA

     
 

1975-79

Deputy Consul General of the Turkish Consulate General in Paris

     

CAREER:

(Cont�d)

1979-81

Deputy Head of Department of Information, MFA

     
 

1981-85

Counsellor of the Turkish Embassy in Tunis

     
 

1985-88

Head of Department for Multilateral Economic Affairs

     
 

1988-92

Minister-Counsellor of the Turkish Embassy in Prague

     
 

1992-93

Head of Department for Multilateral Economic Affairs and Head of Department for Relations with Balkan Countries

     
 

1993-94

Acting Deputy Director General for Relations with Asia Pacific & Latin America

     
 

1994

Minister, Deputy Director General for Relations with Pacific and Latin American Countries.

     
 

To date

Turkish Ambassador-Designate to Singapore

 

 

 

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April 1998

 

DR PATRICIO ZUQUILANDA DUQUE

 

AMBASSADOR-DESIGNATE TO SINGAPORE

 

REUBLIC OF ECUADOR

 

 

BORN:

 

17 December 1947, Guayaquil, Ecuador

 

 

AGE:

 

50

 

 

MARITAL

STATUS:

 

Married Claudiana Betancourt

Has four sons

 

 

EDUCATION:

Pichincha Military Academy

   
 

Bachelor�s Degree in Political and Social Science

   
 

Doctorate in Jurisprudence, Central University of Ecuador

     

CAREER:

 

1970

Joined Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

 

 

Third Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

     
 

Apr 1974

Second Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Services

     
 

Nov 1975

First Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Services

 

 

 

1976-77

First Secretary of the Permanent Representation of Ecuador to the Organization of American States, OAS, Washington D.C.

   

 

 

CAREER:

(cont�d)

1976-77

Alternate Representative of Ecuador to the Permanent Executive Committee of the Economic and Social Inter-American Council

     
 

1977-80

In charge of Consular Affairs in the Embassy of Ecuador in Egypt

     
   

Counsellor, Embassy of Ecuador in Egypt

     
 

1980

Counsellor, Ministry of Foreign Services

 

   

Charge d�Affaires a.i., Embassy of Ecuador in Egypt

     
 

1981

General Director of Planning, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

     
   

General Director of the Foreign Service, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

     
   

Director of Specialised Organism and International Meetings Department

     
 

1982-85

Director of Coordination for the Frontier and Amazonian Development Department

 

 

Nov 1983

Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

     
 

1985-88

Minister, Embassy of Ecuador in Colombia

     
 

1988-91

Minister, Embassy of Ecuador in the United States

 

   

Charge d�Affaires a.i., Embassy of Ecuador in the United States

 

 

Oct 1991

Ambassador

     
 

1992

Vice-Minister of Administrative Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

   

 

 

CAREER:

(cont�d)

1993-95

Advisor of the Minister of National Defence

     
 

1996

Advisor of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

     
 

May 1996

to date

Current Ambassador of Ecuador in Seoul, Korea

     
 

1997

Ambassador Designate to Singapore

     

 

 

 

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21 April 1998