Translated from: ABC Color Sunday, August 10, 2008
LILIANA AYALDE Arrives in Asunción replacing Ambassador Cason.
Liliana Ayalde, the new Ambassador of United States to the government of Paraguay, arrived in Paraguay today . The diplomat stepped foot in Paraguaya near noon at the Silvio Pettirossi Airport in Luque in a regular flight from Buenos Aires. She spoke briefly with the press indicating that her government will support the plans of the newly elected President Lugo.
Liliana Ayalde will replace James Cason in the United Embassy of States in Asunción. The Ambassador, in brief statements to the press, assured the nation that president George W. Bush intends to support all the initiatives of the new Paraguayan government’s administration which will assume power this Friday. American officials indicated that the diplomatic office in Asunción is arranging meeting between the Ambassador and President-elect Fernando Lugo. No date has been set for the meeting.
The United Embassy of States announced that Liliana Ayalde will present her credentials to the Paraguayan authorities, Monday, during an official ceremony that will take place in the Government Palace .
Ambassador Ayalde is well aquainted with South America having represented the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Colombia. This the first time that she will occupy a diplomatic charge.
(Submitted by KPP member Bob Klemm)