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Martha Lucía Ramírez

Lawyer

Martha Lucía Ramírez Marta Lucía Ramírez Blanco (born July 4, 1954) is a Colombian lawyer and diplomat. She served as the 20th Minister of National Defence, and 6th Minister of Foreign Trade of Colombia, and as Ambassador of Colombia to France, the first woman to ever hold either post. She was also elected Senator of Colombia in 2006. Ramírez studied law at the Pontifical Xavierian University in Bogotá and later did post graduate studies on Commerce law, Higher Management, Financial legislation. She obtained a Fellow from Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, specializing on topics related to foreign commerce. Between 1990 and 1991 Ramírez was appointed as Director of the Colombian Institute for Foreign Commerce before this entity being transformed into the Ministry of Foreign Commerce with Juan Manuel Santos as minister and she as her vice minister from 1991 until 1994 during the presidency of César Gaviria. She returned to Colombia and was appointed by President Andrés Pastrana as Minister of Foreign Trade from 1998 until 2002. In 2002 Ramírez was then appointed as ambassador of Colombia in France for a few months. With the election of Álvaro Uribe as President of  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1954-07-04
Place of birth
Bogotá
Profession
Lawyer, Politician

Political career

Party From To
Social National Unity Party
Colombian Conservative Party

Education

Institution From To
Pontifical Xavierian University

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