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JOÃO Manuel da Cruz da SILVA LEITÃO

Date and place of birth: 26.08.1952, Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Status: Married

Education: Law degree, University of Lisbon, Law School

Master of Law and Political Science, University of Lisbon, Law School

Professional Career:

– Assistant Professor at the Lisbon University, University of Lisbon Law School (1976-1984)

Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1979

1984-86 – Consul General in Frankfurt/M.

1986-1991 – Embassy of Portugal in Moscow, deputy Head of Mission

1991-1994 – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Multilateral Dept, Head of Political Division

1994-1999 – Embassy of Portugal in Bonn, Minister-Counsellor

1999-2004 – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Director General for Bilateral Affairs

2004-2008  – Ambassador in Finland (non resident in Estonia)

2008-2012 – Ambassador in Lithuania

2012 – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Diplomatic and Consular Inspector- General

2016-  Ambassador in Poland