Biographical Note

21 November 2003


VIENNA, 21 November (UN Information Service) -- The new Permanent Representative of Greece to the United Nations (Vienna), Theodoros Sotiropoulos,  presented his credentials to Antonio Maria Costa, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) on 13 November 2003.

Prior to this assignment, Mr. Sotiropoulos served in his country’s Foreign Ministry as Director of the Diplomatic Cabinet of the Prime Minister and was then promoted to Minister Plenipotentiary second class and Minister Plenipotentiary first class (1997-2003).

Mr. Sotiropoulos began his diplomatic career in the Foreign Ministry of Greece in 1977, where he served as Attaché and Third Secretary. He has also served in the following capacities: Head of Consulate, Embassy of Greece in Sofia (Bulgaria) and later as Second Secretary (1980-1984); Returned to the Foreign Ministry in 1984 and became First Secretary in 1985; He served as Consul General of Greece in Toronto (1989-1993); and at the Embassy of Greece in Bonn (1993-1997).

Born in 1949 in Athens, Greece, Mr. Sotiropoulos received a law degree from the University of Athens.  He is married and has one child.

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