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Name: Vallera, João de
Current Position: Ambassador


João de Vallera became ambassador of Portugal to the United States on January 19, 2007.
He was born on June 1, 1950, in Malange in Angola. He graduated with an Economics degree from the University of Lisbon.
On January 1, 1974, he joined the Diplomatic Service. Since then, he has served at the Portuguese Embassy in Bonn, at the Permanent Mission to the European Communities in Brussels as the Director-General of European Affairs, and as a delegate to the Convention of the Future of Europe.
He then served as the Ambassador to Ireland and Germany, before taking up his post in the United States.
On June 24, 2010, he was also credentialed as the Ambassador to the Bahamas.
De Vallera is married with one son.
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