Luís Amado

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Luís Amado
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Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
3 July 2006 – 21 June 2011
Prime Minister José Sócrates
Preceded by Diogo Freitas do Amaral
Succeeded by Paulo Portas
Minister of Defence
In office
12 March 2005 – 3 July 2006
Prime Minister José Sócrates
Preceded by Paulo Portas
Succeeded by Nuno Severiano Teixeira
Personal details
Born (1953-09-17) 17 September 1953 (age 62)
Lisbon, Portugal
Nationality Portuguese
Political party Socialist

Luís Filipe Marques Amado (born 17 September 1953) was Minister of Foreign Affairs in Portugal's XIII Government led by the Socialist Party. Before replacing Diogo Freitas do Amaral as Minister of Foreign Affairs, on 30 June 2006, Amado had served as Minister of Defence. On 30 June 2007, he succeeded to the EU Council Presidency on behalf of Portugal.

Personal life[edit]

Luís Amado graduated in economics from the Technical University of Lisbon, before becoming an advisor to the Portuguese National Defence Institute and Visiting Professor of Georgetown University. Married with two children, he has lived much of his life in Madeira, where he serves as a Deputy in the Regional Assembly.

Government posts[edit]

  • Deputy Secretary of State of Internal Administration, in the XIII Government. (1995–1997)
  • Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, in the XIII Government. (1997–1999)
  • Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, in the XIV Government. (1999–2002)
  • Minister of Defence, in the XVII Government. (2005–2006)
  • Minister of State and Foreign Affairs, in the XVII Government. (2006–2009)
  • Minister of State and Foreign Affairs, in the XVIII Government. (2009–2011)

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References[edit]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Paulo Portas
Minister of Defence
2005–2006
Succeeded by
Nuno Severiano Teixeira
Preceded by
Diogo Freitas do Amaral
Minister of Foreign Affairs
2006–2011
Succeeded by
Paulo Portas
Preceded by
Frank-Walter Steinmeier
President of the Council of the European Union
2007
Succeeded by
Dimitrij Rupel