Lunch debate with Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs
22 May 2018
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Please save the date for a lunch debate with Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs António Santos Silva. This lunch debate is an initiative of the French Chamber in collaboration with several other bilateral Chambers of Commerce.
Augusto Santos Silva has served in a number of ministerial roles, beginning in 2000 when he was appointed Minister of Education
in the government of Prime Minister António Guterres
, which he served as until 2001. At that time, he was appointed Minister of Culture
, serving for a year in that role. From 2005 to 2009, Silva was the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and the Minister of Defense
from 2009 to 2011, both in the governments of Prime Minister José Sócrates
. Since the beginning of 2015, he has been serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs. He has a PhD in Sociology from ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (1992) and is Professor in Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto.