Gabriel Boric. (Photo: Roey Yohai Studios)

Gabriel Boric. (Photo: Roey Yohai Studios)


AS/COA Hosts Presidents on the Sidelines of the 78th UN General Assembly

AS/COA was honored to host a number of regional heads of state during the week of September 18, 2023. See who joined us.

During the week of September 18, several presidents, ambassadors, and ministers from Latin America and the Caribbean visited Americas Society at 680 Park Avenue for private meetings hosted by AS/COA President and CEO Susan Segal. On the sidelines of the 78th United Nations General Assembly, the leaders met with AS/COA members to discuss investment opportunities, economic themes, and country-specific issues.

Images by Hayley Pfitzer, Paola Chapdelaine, and Roey Yohai.

Alberto Fernández, Argentina

Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández joined us on September 18, alongside Minister of Foreign Relations Santiago Cafiero and Ambassador to the U.S. Jorge Argüello.

Alberto Fernandez

Santiago Peña, Paraguay

Paraguay’s new president, Santiago Peña, also visited AS/COA on Monday. He was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Relations Rubén Ramírez Lezcano, Minister of Economy and Finance Carlos Fernández Valdovinos, and Minister of Industry and Commerce Javier Giménez García.

Santiago Peña

Dina Boluarte, Peru

Peru’s first female president, Dina Boluarte, arrived at AS/COA on September 19. She was accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Ana Gervasi, Minister of Economy and Finance Alex Contreras, Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Juan Carlos Matthews Salazar, Minister of Health César Henry Vásquez Sánchez, and Peruvian Ambassador to the U.S. Gustavo Meza-Cuadra.

Dina Boluarte

Guillermo Lasso, Ecuador

During President Guillermo Lasso’s visit, he awarded Susan Segal the National Order of Honorato Vásquez in a ceremony at AS/COA headquarters in New York. Ecuador recognized Segal for her “important contributions in promoting trade and investment, political dialogue, and public policies to foster economic growth, political stability, and sustainable development in Latin America.” First Lady María de Lourdes Alcívar Crespo de Lasso, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility Gustavo Manrique, and Ecuador’s Ambassador to the U.S. Ivonne Juez Abuchacra de Baki joined the president during his visit.

Guillermo Lasso

Chan Santokhi, Suriname

Suriname’s President Chan Santokhi came to AS/COA on September 21—marking the first visit of a Surinamese head of state. He was accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Business, and International Cooperation Albert Ramdin and Surinamese Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Sunil Sitaldin.

Chan Santokhi

Irfaan Ali, Guyana

President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana Irfaan Ali joined us for a meeting on September 21 and was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Hugh Todd and Guyanan Ambassador to Mexico Zulfikar Ally.

Irfaan Ali

Gabriel Boric, Chile

President of the Republic of Chile Gabriel Boric arrived at AS/COA on September 22. Chilean Ambassador to the United States Juan Gabriel Valdés accompanied President Boric.

Gabriel Boric and Andrés Gluski.