HE Domingos Fezas Vital

Ambassador of Portugal

Curriculum Vitae

DOMINGOS TEIXEIRA DE ABREU FEZAS VITAL

Born on 27 September 1958, in Luanda, Angola;
Married. Two children.

Graduated in Social and Juridical Sciences in the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; degree in Law from the University of Coimbra; Post-graduate in International Trade from the Solvay Institute of the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Approved in the call for candidates for Attaché at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, on 18 March 1983.
Confirmed as Attaché, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on 12 March 1984.
Third Secretary, on 27 October 1986.
Second Secretary, on 15 April 1987.
Adviser in the Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, on 17 August 1987.
In the Permanent Representation of Portugal to the European Communities, in Brussels, on 29 July 1989.
Portuguese representative at the Secretariat for European Political Cooperation (later Common Foreign and Security Policy Secretariat), on 1 January 1991.
In the Portuguese Mission to NATO as Deputy Permanent Representative to the Western European Union, in July 1994.
Counsellor, on 24 September 1994.
Senior Diplomatic Adviser to the Governor of Macau and Head of the Coordinating Group for the Macau – Guangdong Border Sub-groups, on 1 July 1996.
In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on 21 December 1999, as Deputy Director General, in the Directorate General of Multilateral Affairs.
Consul General in S. Paulo, on 25 March 2000.
Minister (2nd class) on 26 March 2002.
In the Permanent Representation of Portugal to the European Union, on 27 September 2002, as Deputy Permanent Representative.
Minister (1st class) on 26 March 2005.
Senior Diplomatic Adviser to the President of the Republic, on 1 April 2006.
Ambassador, on 20 March 2010.
Permanent Representative of Portugal to the European Union, on 10 April 2012.
Ambassador of Portugal to the United States of America, on 28th January 2016.

Decorations:
Grand Cross of the Order of Prince Henry the Navigator; Grand Officer of the Military Order of Christ; Commander of the Order of Prince Henry the Navigator.
Grand Cross of the Order Pro Merito Melitens, of the Military Order of Malta; Grand Cross of the Order of Merit, of Luxembourg; Grand Officer of the Order of Saint Gregory Magno (Holy See); Grand Officer of the Order of Merit, of Germany; Grand Officer of the Order of Isabel the Catholic, of Spain; Grand Officer of the Order of Bernardo O’Higgins, of Chile; Grand Officer of the Order of the Star, of Jordan; Grand Officer of the Order of Merit, of Lithuania; Grand Officer of the Order of Merit, of Norway; Grand Officer of the Order of Merit, of Poland; Grand Officer of the Order of the Polar Star, of Sweden; Commander of the National Order of the Southern Cross, of Brazil; Commander of the Order of Merit, of Spain; Officer of the Order of Rio Branco, of Brazil; Officer of the Order of the Oak Crown, of Luxembourg; Knight of the Order of Merit, of Austria.

June 3, 2021 at the Virtual Discussion