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Unveiling Strategic Appointments at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade, and Worship

In a landmark move, the Argentine President, inspired by Article 99, inciso 7 of the CONSTITUCIÓN NACIONAL, has enacted Decree 43/2024, reshaping the leadership landscape at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade, and Worship.

Decoding the Presidential Directive

Heading into a New Era

President’s Executive Power Unleashed

On the bustling streets of Buenos Aires, on the 11th of January 2024, the presidential decree, labeled DECTO-2024-43-APN-PTE, echoes the winds of change within the Ministry.

Strategic Nominations Unveiled

1. Caspar Adrián SPRÜNGLI Takes the Helm

In a groundbreaking move, Caspar Adrián SPRÜNGLI, with the D.N.I. N° 21.389.140, assumes the role of Head of the CABINET ADVISORY UNIT at the Ministry from December 11, 2023, sporting the title of Subsecretario.

2. Coordinating the Future: Ernesto Alberto GASPARI

Effective the same day, Ernesto Alberto GASPARI, holding D.N.I. Nº 7.851.714, steps into the role of Secretary of External Coordination and Planning.

3. Economic Relations Redefined: Héctor Marcelo CIMA

December 11, 2023, marks the inauguration of Héctor Marcelo CIMA, D.N.I. N° 13.881.399, as the Secretary of International Economic Relations, bringing a wealth of diplomatic expertise.

4. Paola Iris DI CHIARO: Guardian of Southern Territories

Assuming office on December 28, 2023, Paola Iris DI CHIARO, D.N.I. Nº 22.873.931, secures the position of Secretary of Malvinas, Antarctica, Oceanic Policy, and South Atlantic.

5. Mariano VERGARA: Adept in American Affairs

Mariano VERGARA, D.N.I. N° 21.953.499, elevates as Subsecretario of American Affairs within the SECRETARY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, starting December 28, 2023.

6. Gabriel Arturo MARTÍNEZ: Shaping International Economic Integration

Gabriel Arturo MARTÍNEZ, D.N.I. N° 14.086.205, steps into the role of Subsecretario of International Economic Negotiations and Integration on December 28, 2023.

7. Ramiro Hernán VELLOSO: Championing Exports and Culture

Ramiro Hernán VELLOSO, D.N.I. N° 22.212.503, embraces the position of Subsecretario of Export Promotion, Investments, Education, Science, and Culture on December 28, 2023.

Protocolary Prestige: Honors Bestowed

The decree also confers the title of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Caspar Adrián SPRÜNGLI and Ernesto Alberto GASPARI, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Paola Iris DI CHIARO, exclusively for protocolary purposes. This aligns with Article 6 of the Ley del Servicio Exterior de la Nación N° 20.957, during their tenure at the Ministry.


Diplomatic Honors Continue

Further, the decree designates the title of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, for protocolary purposes, to the officials mentioned in Articles 5 and 6. Additionally, conferring the rank of Minister Plenipotentiary of First Class to the official cited in Article 7 of this administrative act.

Financial Matters and Closing Protocol

The financial responsibilities stemming from this decree will be covered from the specific budget allocations under Jurisdiction 35 – MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, AND WORSHIP.

Official Communication and Record

As per the concluding articles, the decree is to be communicated, published, directed to the NATIONAL OFFICIAL REGISTRY, and duly archived.


In essence, this decree paves the way for a new era in Argentina’s diplomatic landscape. With strategic appointments and protocolary honors, the Ministry is set for dynamic leadership, promising a future marked by international collaboration and influence.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How does the decree impact Argentina’s diplomatic landscape?

This decree reshapes the leadership at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade, and Worship, signaling a new era in diplomatic relations.

2. What is the significance of conferring titles for protocolary purposes?

The titles honor individuals for their roles within the Ministry, aligning with the Ley del Servicio Exterior de la Nación N° 20.957.

3. How will the financial aspects be managed?

The budget for implementing the decree will be sourced from specific allocations under Jurisdiction 35.

4. What changes can be expected in the Ministry’s focus areas?

With new appointees, there’s a potential shift in focus towards effective international economic negotiations, cultural promotion, and strategic planning.

5. How does this decree contribute to Argentina’s global presence?

By designating key officials and conferring diplomatic titles, Argentina aims to strengthen its global influence and collaborations.

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