01. Wilfred Elrington

Wilfred Peter “Sedi” Elrington (born 20 November 1948)[1] is a Belizean politician who has been the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belize since 2008.

Elrington read law at the University of the West Indies. He is the only Belizean who has served in the executive, the legislative and the judicial arms of government, having served as a part-time judge of the Supreme Court of Belize.[2]

He was the Attorney-General of Belize and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade from February 12, 2008 to 2010. A reshuffle of the Cabinet in 2010 left him with just Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. In 2012 he was again made the Attorney General of Belize.[3] He remains the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

As foreign minister under Dean Barrow, Elrington is noted for his conciliatory tone regarding the Belizean–Guatemalan territorial dispute,[4] a stance which has become especially controversial in Belize in light of 2015 Guatemalan presidential candidate Jimmy Morales’ comments on the issue, which are decidedly pro-Belize annexation.