17 November 2009

New Permanent Representative of Portugal Presents Credentials

VIENNA, 17 November (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Portugal, Manuel Marcelo Curto, presented his credentials today to the Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Francis Maertens.

Mr. Marcelo Curto is also serving as Ambassador to Austria a post which he assumed this year.

Mr. Marcelo Curto has served in many capacities in the course of his career, among them: Second Secretary, Embassy in Moscow (1974-76); Second Secretary, Embassy in Tehran (1976); Diplomatic attaché to the Minister of Foreign Trade (1976-77); Second Secretary, Consul in Santos (1977-1980); First Secretary, Consul in Toulouse (1980-85); Director, European Department, Political Directorate, Foreign Ministry (1985-88); Minister-Counsellor in Bonn (1988-90); Minister in Moscow (1990-94); Ambassador in Tehran (1994-97); Ambassador to India (1997-2001); Chargé de Mission and Ambassador-at-Large at the Foreign Ministry, representative of Foreign Minister as OSCE Chairman in Office (2001-2); Ambassador to Mexico (2002-04); Ambassador in Moscow (since 2004).

Mr. Marcelo Curto is a law graduate from the University of Lisbon.

He is married and has two children.

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