The following foreign Head of Mission presented her credentials to President Halimah Yacob in a ceremony at the Istana today:
(a) The Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
Her Excellency Maria Natália Guterres Viegas Carrascalão
Her bio summary is attached.
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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
24 MARCH 2020
MARIA NATÁLIA CARRASCALÃO
AMBASSADOR TO SINGAPORE
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF TIMOR-LESTE
Ambassador Maria Natália Guterres Viegas Carrascalão was the Ambassador to Lao People’s Democratic Republic (2016 to January 2020) prior to her current appointment. Ambassador has also previously served as Ambassador to Portugal, Spain and Cabo Verde (2009 to 2014).
Earlier in her career, she was a Member of Parliament in Lisbon, Portugal from 1999 to 2005, Chief of Staff at the Presidency of the Republic of Timor-Leste from 2007 to 2009, Coordinator at the Conference of Heads of States and Government of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) Summit Preparation Commission in Timor-Leste in 2014, President of the Academy of Arts Implementation Unit of Timor-Leste in 2015 and Advisor to President in the Public Service Commission in Timor-Leste in 2016.
Ambassador Carrascalão is married and has a son.
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