BIOGRAPHY OF H.E.TÉTE ANTÓNIO, NEW MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

REPUBLIC OF ANGOLA
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Institutional Communication and Press Office

BIOGRAPHIC SUMMARY OF HIS EXCELLENCY AMBASSADOR TÉTE ANTÓNIO
MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Ambassador Téte António, born on January 22, 1955 in the municipality of Bembe, Province of Uíge, has a Master’s degree in International Economic Relations by the University of Kiev / Ukraine.

He attended courses in Preventive Diplomacy at Columbia University, New York, in Conflict Management, Resolution and Mediation at the Jimmy Carter Center, and Diplomacy at the Cairo Ministry of Foreign Affairs Institute in Egypt, United Nations Law and Practice at New York University, USA.

Before being appointed Minister, he served as Secretary of State for External Relations, Representative of the African Union to the United Nations, in New York, Diplomatic Adviser to the President of the African Union Commission, Minister Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Angola to the United Nations, in New York.

Ambassador Téte António was also a member of the Angolan delegation to the United Nations Security Council (2003-2004), Principal Expert during the Angolan Presidency of the UN Peacebuilding Commission; Adviser to the President of the 59th Session of the UN General Assembly (2004-2005); Director of the Office of the Vice Minister of External Relations (1999-2002); African Union Political Observer to the United Nations Mission for the Organization of a Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) based in El Aiune, Western Sahara from 1997 to 1999; Diplomat at the Embassy of the Republic of Angola in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Permanent Mission to the African Union (1993-1997), Official of the African Union and Specialized Institutions Department of the Africa and Middle East Directorate of the Ministry of External Relations and Employee of IMPORTANG assigned to the Ministry of Foreign Trade.

Ambassador Téte António joined several African Union election observation missions and attended several study missions to countries emerged from conflict by the UN Peacebuilding Commission; Participated in several meetings of the UN, African Union, South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone, the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Economic Commission of Central African States (ECCAS) and the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).

He speaks fluently and writes Portuguese, English, French, Russian, Kikongo and Lingala.

He co-authored the book entitled: “Angola at the UN Security Council (2003-2004), Experience and Practical Contribution to Conflict Resolution in Africa“.

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