December 12, 2017

Camões Institute gets new head

On the picture H.E. Ambassador Luís Faro Ramos and President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. Picture by Presidency of Portugal.

Ambassador Dr Luís Faro Ramos (b. 1962), incumbent top Portuguese envoy to Cuba has been appointed to lead the “Instituto Camões” with expanded functions to promote the Portuguese language and culture abroad as axis of Portugal’s foreign policy as stated by the Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva. 

Dr Faro Ramos is a career diplomat since 1986. His career includes postings at the Permanent Mission of Portugal to the International Organisations in Geneva, to the Permanent Representation of Portugal to the EU in Brussels. In 2008, he joined the government of the day as Chief of Cabinet of the then State Secretary for National Defence and Maritime Affairs, HE Ambassador João Mira Gomes, today Portugal’s head of mission to Germany. 

Camões Institute was set up in 1992. They enjoy administrative and patrimonial autonomy, that, under the supervision of the Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs, assures the co-ordination and execution of the external cultural policies of Portugal.

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