November 9, 2011

New ambassador to Austria

Maria de Jesus Dos Reis Ferreira, newly-appointed Angolan ambassador to Austria, handed over her credentials to Austrian Federal President Heinz Fischer on November 9, 2011, in the Hofburg in Vienna.

Mrs de Jesus dos Reis Ferreira who is also the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Angola to the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) has so far been serving in various capacities, among them: Consul General in Porto, for Central and Northern Portugal (2004); Directress for Africa and Middle East (2002-2004); (Minister Counsellor) Directress for Africa and Far East (2000-2002); Counsellor of the Division for International Organizations as well as Chief of Dept. a.i. for specialized agencies of the UN (1994-2000); First Secretary at the Embassy in Zimbabwe (1990-1994) and Second Secretary at the Permanent Mission to the International Organizations in New York (1986 - 1989).

Ms. de Jesus dos Reis Ferreira holds a Master's degree in Law from the Catholic University of Porto and a Degree of Licentiate in Legal-Economics Law from the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technology of Lisbon. She speaks English, French and Spanish.
SADOCC extends best wishes to the new ambassador and looks forward to good cooperation. (SADOCC)

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