Conveners: Federico Alberto Cuello Camilo (Ambassador of the Dominican Republic) and Diego Sánchez-Ancochea
Ambassador Eduardo dos Santos was born in Rio de Janeiro on 29 December 1952. He holds a degree in Legal and Social Studies from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and has been a career diplomat since 1975.
He has held various high-level positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other government agencies. He served at the embassies in Moscow, Buenos Aires and London, and subsequently as ambassador in Montevideo, Bern and Asunción. He has also served as advisor to the office of the Foreign Minister (1986-1989 and 1992-1993), special advisor to the office of the Finance Minister (1993) and diplomatic advisor to the President (1999-2002). He held the office of Secretary-General at the Ministry of External Relations from 2013, before being appointed as Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 2015.
During his diplomatic career Ambassador Eduardo dos Santos has received honours and awards in different countries, including the Royal Victorian Order (Honorary Commander) in the United Kingdom in 1997.