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Ambassador António Martins da Cruz

Chairman of the Board of Directors of OVIA

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal.

Chief of Foreign Affairs Advisors to the Prime Minister of Portugal.

Joined the Portuguese diplomatic service in 1972.

Ambassador of Portugal since 1995.

Ambassador to NATO, Western European Union and Spain.

Chairman-in-office of OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe), Chairman of the Council of Foreign Ministers of CLPL (Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries), President of WEU (Western European Union),President of the Transatlantic Forum, Dean of the North Atlantic Council (NATO), Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, Member of the board of ILO (International Labor Organization).

As diplomat, posted in Mozambique, Cairo, United Nations, Brussels, Madrid, and in Lisbon as Director of the European Union Department at the Foreign Affairs.

Visiting Professor of International Relations, Lusíada University, Lisbon.

Chairman of the Portuguese Committee and member of the Central Council of ELEC, European League of Economic Cooperation, Brussels.

Chairman, IPLI Foundation, Brussels.

Chairman, Portugal-Spain Foundation, Lisbon and Madrid.

Academician, Royal Academy of Economic and Financial Sciences, Spain

Chairman, Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Portugal – Panamá

Vice-President of the Advisory Board, Arab Chamber of Commerce of Portugal.

Vice-President of the Strategic Council, Chamber of Commerce and Industry Portugal-China

Chairman, Oeiras Valley Investment Agency – OVIA, Portugal

Chairman, Portugal – Turkish Business Council. FAE-DEIK, Istambul and Lisbon

30 orders of honours from 24 countries.

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