José Filipe Moraes Cabral
Cabral attended the University of Brussels and joined Portugal's diplomatic service in 1979. From 1982 to 1991 he worked in diplomatic positions in Portugal's missions to Canada, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and the European Union.
In 1999 he became Portugal's ambassador to Israel, and held this post until 2001, when he became chief of staff to Portuguese President Jorge Sampaio. From 2004 to 2008 he was Portuguese ambassador to Spain, and in December 2008 he became the Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.
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