Miguel Ángel Moratinos

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Miguel Ángel Moratinos
Spanish fm Moratinos.jpg
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
In office
18 April 2004–21 October 2010
Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Preceded by Ana Palacio
Succeeded by Trinidad Jiménez
Personal details
Born (1951-06-08) 8 June 1951 (age 65)
Madrid, Spain
Political party Spanish Socialist Workers' Party
Alma mater Complutense University
Religion Roman Catholicism
Website www.blogdemoratinos.es
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Moratinos and the second or maternal family name is Cuyaubé.

Miguel Ángel Moratinos Cuyaubé (born 8 June 1951 in Madrid) is a Spanish diplomat and politician, a member of the Socialist Workers' Party and member of Congress, where he represents Córdoba.

He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero from 18 April 2004 until 21 October 2010, when he was replaced by Trinidad Jimenez.

Between 1996 and 2003, Moratinos was the European Union Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process.

In 2007, Moratinos was the Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

In 2011 he was nominated as a candidate for the position of director general of FAO[1][2] but on June 26 he lost to Brazilian José Graziano da Silva.[3]


Moratinos together with Turkish and Brazilian foreign ministers Davutoğlu and Amorim

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Candidates for the post of Director-General announced". FAO. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Official Web Site to his candidature
  3. ^ "José Graziano da Silva of Brazil elected FAO Director-General". FAO. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Spanish FM named honorary Belgrade citizen". B92, Beta, Tanjug. Belgrade, Serbia: B92. 13 December 2009. Retrieved 13 December 2009. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Ana Palacio
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
Succeeded by
Trinidad Jiménez
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Cecilia Malmström
President of the Council of the European Union
Succeeded by
Steven Vanackere