Colombia's Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo died due to Covid-19

Colombia’s Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo died after several days of Complications from Covid-19

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Globe Live Media, Monday, January 26, 2021

This January 26 at dawn, Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo passed away due to complications derived from covid-19.

The news was confirmed by his brother, José Renán Trujillo, who confirmed the death of Minister Holmes Trujillo.

Who was Carlos Holmes Trujillo

Carlos Holmes Trujillo He was a lawyer from the Universidad del Cauca, where he specialized in Criminal Law and Criminology. He completed a postgraduate degree at Sofia University in Tokyo, where he obtained a Master’s degree in International Business. In the same way, he took several management courses in Japan.

His extensive diplomatic experience includes his work as Colombian consul in Tokyo between 1976 and 1982, in charge of Business ai of Colombia in Japan (1979 – 1980) and Ambassador Permanent Representative of Colombia to the OAS (1995-199).

He served as Colombian Ambassador to the Government of Austria (1998-1999); Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Colombia to the UN Organizations, based in Vienna (1998-1999); Ambassador of Colombia to the Government of the Russian Federation (1999-2001); Colombian Ambassador to the Government of the Kingdom of Sweden (2004-2006) and Non-Resident Ambassador to the Governments of Norway (2004-2006), Finland (2004-2006), Iceland (2005-2006) and Denmark (2004-2006) .

In addition, he was the Colombian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and head of the Colombian Mission to the European Union (2006-2011).

His professional experience also includes having been a constituent in 1991 and mayor of Cali from 1988 to 1990. He was also the founder and first president of the Colombian Federation of Municipalities (1989-1990).

From 1992 to 1994 he served as Minister of National Education, and later High Commissioner for Peace. He also served as Minister of the Interior from 1997 to 1998 and Delegate Minister of Presidential Functions.

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