Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal


Address: Palácio das Necessidades, Largo do Rilvas, 1399-030 Lisboa

Tel.: 00 351 213 946 000

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The Minister

Augusto Santos Silva

Minister of Foreign Affairs


Minister Santos Silva has a PhD in Sociology from ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (1992). He is Professor in Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto. He was a member of the XVIII Government, as Minister of National Defense (2009-2011) and a member of the XVII Government as Minister of Parliamentary Affairs (2005-2009). Before, he was a member of the XIV Government, first as Secretary of State of Educational Administration (1999-2000), afterwards as Minister of Education (2000-2001), and then as Minister of Culture (2001-2002). He has been affiliated in Socialist Party since 1990, he is – nowadays – a member of its national political commission. He has several books published related to sociology and political ideas.