President Mauricio Macri today officially announced the appointment of Carlos Sersale di Cerisano as the new Ambassador to the United Kingdom. He will be replacing Alicia Castro, the appointee who held the position under former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
Di Cerisano is a seasoned diplomat who joined the Argentine foreign service in 1970 and spent most of his career as a representative at the United Nations. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and a Doctorate in Political Science from Universidad del Salvador. Prior to this appointment, he served as ambassador to South Africa from 2006 until 2015.
Di Cerisano will have to deal with the Malvinas sovereignty issue, of course. Under Cristina and his predecessor, the dispute took a sour turn, but Macri has made it clear he intends on talking things over. “We’re going to continue our quest for sovereignty but I’m going to try to start a new relationship,” he recently said.
He will probably be spending time with Jeremy Corbyn, the newly elected Labour leader who’s actually in favor of reaching an agreement with Argentina over the islands (bless him). He opposed the 1982 war and is cool in our books.
So best of luck as you embark on this new journey, Di Cerisano. We suggest you eat all your steaks now (you’ll be crying into your Shepherd’s pie as you dream of chimichurri soon enough) and drink the Guinness. And the Pimm’s. It is the Fernet of their people. But not too much lest you end up like this: