New ambassador introduced

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The new Ambassador of Brazil to the UK, Roberto Jaguaribe, has taken up his post in London. His previous position was as undersecretary–general for political affairs in the Brazilian foreign ministry. A diplomat since 1979, Ambassador Jaguaribe has held a number of high–level positions both in the foreign ministry and in other government agencies.

Ambassador Roberto Jaguaribe was born in Rio de Janeiro on 27th December 1952. He holds a degree in Systems Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and has been a career diplomat since 1979. He has held high–level positions both in the Ministry of External Relations and in other Government agencies. Throughout his career in the Foreign Service he has worked with administrative issues, immigration, communication, trade promotion and trade negotiation, disarmament and bilateral and multilateral political issues. He has served at the Mission of Brazil to the United Nations in New York (1983–87) and at the Embassy of Brazil in Montevideo (1987–90). At the Ministry of External Relations he headed the Division for Intellectual Property and Sensitive Technologies (1990–93). He also headed the Intellectual Property Section at the Mission of Brazil to the International Organizations in Geneva (1993–95) and the Disarmament section in the same Mission. Subsequently he served as the Director–General for Trade Promotion at the Ministry of External Relations (1998–2000). He held the post of Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Brazil in Washington (2000–03). From 2007 to 2010 he was Undersecretary–General for Political Affairs II at the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations. Outside the Foreign Service he served as the Secretary for International Affairs at the Ministry of Planning and Budget (1995–98) and Secretary for Industrial Technology at the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (2003–05). He was also the President of the National Institute of Industrial Property of Brazil (2005–07). Ambassador Jaguaribe and his wife Cinara have four children.

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