THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES PETER F. ROMERO AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INTER-AMERICAN AFFAIRS
The President today announced his intent to nominate Peter F. Romero to be Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs.
Ambassador Peter Romero, of Florida, joined the Foreign Service in 1977, and is now a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service. He is currently serving as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs. Ambassador Romero has previously served as U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador. In addition to Ecuador, during his 22 year Foreign Service career, Ambassador Romero has been posted to Santo Domingo, Naples, Rome and San Salvador.
Ambassador Romero graduated from Florida State University where he received his B.S. and M.A. degrees.
The Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, as directed by the Assistant Secretary, is responsible for the general conduct of U.S. foreign relations with the countries within Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The Assistant Secretary assists the Secretary of State in providing overall direction, coordination, and supervision of interdepartmental activities of the U.S. government in the countries noted above. This includes ensuring the adequacy of U.S. policy in these regions and of the plans, programs, resources and performance for implementing that policy.