|Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain|
21 October 2010 – 22 December 2011
|Prime Minister||José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero|
|Preceded by||Miguel Ángel Moratinos|
|Succeeded by||José García-Margallo y Marfil|
|Born||Trinidad Jiménez García-Herrera
4 June 1962
Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
Early life and education
Jiménez is an international relations specialist by profession. In 1983, while still attending Law Faculty she with other students set up the Socialist Students Association. She joined Juventudes Socialistas de España, Spain’s Socialist Youth and was a member of its International Relations Committee. Jiménez joined the PSOE a year later. Jiménez chaired the International Relations Committee of Spain’s Youth Council and served on its Permanent Committee (1984–1986).
She was Spanish representative on a North American NATO Youth Exchange Program (1989) and headed the 'New Programs and Development' department of the Spanish delegation of the American Field Service. Jiménez also helped run the Office of the Secretary General of the National Commission for the Fifth Centennial of the Discovery of America.
From 1996 to July 2000, Jiménez served as the Officer in Charge of Political Relations with America in the PSOE's International Relations Secretariat and, from 1997, as an advisor to ex Prime Minister Felipe González when he was chair of the Socialist International’s Global Progress Commission.
In 2003 she was chosen to be PSOE's candidate for the Mayor of Madrid, but prior to the election was called to other duties in a new post in the Foreign Ministry as Spain's Secretary of State for Ibero-America. In March 2008 she was elected to the Spanish Congress representing Madrid but resigned after only a month. On 7 April 2009, she was chosen by the Spanish PM to be the minister of health and social policies. On 20 October 2010, she was appointed by the PM Zapatero to be the Spanish foreign affairs minister in a cabinet reshuffle.
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Miguel Ángel Moratinos
|Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
20 October 2010 –