New British Ambassador presents credentials to Portugal’s President

in News · 04-10-2018 09:43:00 · 0 Comments
New British Ambassador presents credentials to Portugal’s President

The incoming British Ambassador Chris Sainty formally presented his credentials to His Excellency the President of Portugal, Prof. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, on Tuesday this week, and has now officially begun his mandate as the new British Ambassador in Portugal.
Mr. Sainty, who joined the Diplomatic Service in 1989, was appointed to succeed the former Ambassador Kirsty Hayes at the start of the year, in January.

In a video message to the British community in Portugal, he said: “You won’t be surprised to hear that Brexit is the number one issue for me”, adding that his top priority “is doing what I can to protect the interests of the British community in Portugal” and that “I will work with the Portuguese authorities to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your families”.

The married father-of-three’s CV includes recent postings as the FCO, European Correspondent and Head of Europe (South) Department, Europe Directorate; Deputy Head of Mission in Rome, and Political Counsellor in Islamabad.


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