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NUNO FILIPE ALVES SALVADOR E BRITO became Ambassador of Portugal to the United States February 23, 2011.

From 2005 until his appointment, his posts included Director General for European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Co-Chair of the Luso-Spanish Commission for Trans-border Cooperation, Counselor of the Portuguese Economic and Social Council, Political Director at Portugal's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Co-Chair of the U.S.-Portuguese Standing Bilateral Commission.

Past experience also includes service in the cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs (1993), Chief of the Cabinet of the Secretary of Defense (1995), Deputy Permanent Representative of Portugal at the United Nations (1999), and Principal Diplomatic Advisor to the Prime Minister (2005).

Upon presenting his credentials to President Obama, Brito said he would work toward deepening bilateral relations between the two countries in the fields of science, technology and energy. He also addressed political and military ties.

“Portugal and the United States of America can do more bilaterally. We already have a very strong political, military and security cooperation, based upon the current Agreement on Cooperation and Defense. The brave troops of our countries have served together in several theatres of operations,” he said.

Brito joined Portugal's Diplomatic Service in March 1984. He previously served at the Portuguese Embassy in Washington, DC in 1987.

He obtained a Law Degree from the University of Lisbon.
Brito was born in Angola on August 5, 1959, is married and has two children.