Executive Secretary of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries

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Executive Secretary of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries
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Incumbent
Francisco Ribeiro Telles

since 1 January 2019
StyleHis Excellency
SeatPenafiel Palace
Lisbon, Portugal
AppointerCPLP Heads of State and Government at the CPLP Summit
Term lengthTwo years
renewable once
Inaugural holderMarcolino Moco
WebsiteExecutive Secretariat

The Executive Secretary of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (Portuguese: Secretário Executivo da Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa) is the executive head and highest representative of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP), also known as the Lusophone Commonwealth.

Office[edit]

The Executive Secretary is charged with leading the Executive Secretariat (Secretariado Executivo), the CPLP's executive branch responsible for creating and implementing the CPLP's agenda of projects and initiatives.[1]

The Executive Secretary, who must be a high-ranking diplomat or politician from one of the member states, is elected for a mandate of two years at the biennial CPLP Summit, and can be reelected once to a second term.[2] The Executive Secretariat is headquartered at Penafiel Palace in Lisbon, Portugal.

List[edit]

# Name Portrait Country Start End Background
1 Marcolino José Carlos Moco
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 Angola July 1996 July 2000 3rd Prime Minister of Angola (1992–1996)
2 Dulce Maria Pereira
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 Brazil July 2000 August 2002 President of the Fundação Cultural Palmares (1996–2000)
3 João Augusto de Médicis
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 Brazil August 2002 April 2004 Brazilian Ambassador to Kenya (1984–1989)
Brazilian Ambassador to Poland (1991–1993)
Brazilian Ambassador to China (1994–1996)
Brazilian Ambassador to Chile (1999–2002)
4 Luís de Matos Monteiro da Fonseca
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 Cabo Verde July 2004 July 2008 Cabo Verdean Ambassador to European Community (1987–1991)
Cabo Verdean Ambassador to Russia (1991–1994)
Cabo Verdean Ambassador to Austria (1999–2001)
Cabo Verdean Ambassador to the United Nations (2001–2004)
5 Domingos Simões Pereira
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 Guinea-Bissau July 2008 July 2012 16th Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau (2014–2015)
Guinea-Bissau Minister of Public Works (2004–2005)
6 Murade Isaac Murargy
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 Mozambique July 2012 January 2017 Secretary-General of the Presidency of Mozambique (1995–2005)
Mozambican Ambassador to France and (Germany) (1985–1995)
7 Maria do Carmo Trovoada Pires de Carvalho Silveira
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 São Tomé and Príncipe January 2017 December 2018 13th Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe (2005–2006)
Governor of the São Toméan Central Bank (1999–2005, 2011–2016)
8 Francisco Ribeiro Telles
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 Portugal December 2018 Present Portuguese Ambassador to Cabo Verde (2002–2006)
Portuguese Ambassador to Angola (2007–2012)
Portuguese Ambassador to Brazil (2012–2016)
Portuguese Ambassador to Italy (2016–2018)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CPLP Secretariado Executivo" (in Portuguese). CPLP. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  2. ^ CPLP – Estatuto do Secretário Executivo

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