January 17, 2018

Nuno Brito, Portuguese “economic” diplomat of 2017

Nuno Brito – Picture by Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros (Portugal).

Lisboa, 3 January 2018: Portuguese Permanent Representative to the EU, Ambassador Nuno Brito, was honoured end of December in Lisbon with the “Francisco de Melo e Torres” award, annually granted by the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIP), and was delivered to him before his peers, members of the government and public administration, business people and representatives of civil society at the yearly diplomatic seminar

He was selected for his tireless work in managing Portugal’s exit from the category of countries not balancing out their budgets within the EU, but rather remarkably for skilfully pushing forward the candidature of Mário Centeno, Finance Minister, to take over the rains of the Eurogroup for all EURO countries from 13 January 2018.

He is Portugal’s Permanent Representative to the EU (Coreper I) since 2015, having previously served as his homeland’s top envoy to the USA.

The award is named after a Portuguese diplomat of the XVII century, and comes with a 25,000 EUR reward. It is given out annually to the head of mission who distinguishes him/herself in aiding to internationalise Portuguese companies, and thereby contributes to a healthy national economy.

For further information:

Permanent Representation of Portugal to the EU (Ambassador Nuno Brito):

https://www.ue.missaoportugal.mne.pt/en/permanent-representation/who-s-who

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