Biography
04/11/2016
Alfonso María Dastis Quecedo was born in Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, on 5 October 1955. A Bachelor in Law, he joined the Diplomatic Corps in 1983. He is a specialist in International Law and EU Law. In this field, he worked on a temporary basis at the Court of Justice of the European Communities from 1987 to 1988.
 
He served on several occasions as a Legal Advisor and Diplomat for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the Office of the President of the Government. He was an advisor at Spain’s Permanent Representation to the United Nations in New York; Director of the Support Unit of the Organising Committee of the Spanish Rotating Presidency of the EU in 2002, and Secretary-General for Foreign Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation between 2002 and 2004.

Prior to his appointment as the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, he was the Spanish Ambassador to the Netherlands (2004-2007) and the Spanish Ambassador to the European Union in Brussels (2011-2016).

He is married with two children.

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  • 23 Jun @SpainMFA * 🇺🇳 Congratulation to @GhassanSalame on his appointment as the new Special Representative of the #UnitedNations Secretary-General for #Libya
  • 22 Jun @SpainMFA * RT @fpa: Statement by A. Tajani, Jean C. Juncker & D. Tusk on the conferral of the 2017 Princess of Asturias Award for Concord on the Europ…
  • 22 Jun @SpainMFA * 🇺🇳 ¡Congratulations Ana María Menéndez! Next Senior Adviser on Policy #UN #Spain https://t.co/UU20pKrTFM
  • 21 Jun @SpainMFA * #Spain welcomes the approval of a new electoral law in 🇱🇧 #Lebanon, one more step for elections for a new parliament https://t.co/S6TJ1tlJVo
  • 21 Jun @SpainMFA * #Spain condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the 2 terrorist attacks carried out over the past weekend in #Mali https://t.co/l3QPiYJRTr
  • 21 Jun @SpainMFA * #PrincessofAsturias Award on the #EU. A prize for all #Europeans recognizing the peace, stability and prosperity of… https://t.co/HKABsnpQ1J
  • 21 Jun @SpainMFA * .@AlfonsoDastisQ & @LinkeviciusL agreed on the importance of economic&trade relations Spain’s exports to Lithuania… https://t.co/b41pT7CjQW
  • 21 Jun @SpainMFA * 🇱🇹During his visit to #Lithuania @AlfonsoDastisQ reaffirmed our shared interests in energy issues & Eastern Partnership
  • 21 Jun @SpainMFA * This morning, @AlfonsoDastisQ met with #Lithuania’s Foreign Minister @LinkeviciusL @LithuaniaMFA https://t.co/8pjckHh89y
  • 20 Jun @SpainMFA * RT @EU_Commission: Every 3 seconds someone flees for safety. Each year millions escape conflict & disaster. Our aim: https://t.co/kQzyTPvtJ
  • 19 Jun @SpainMFA * #Spain condemns yesterday's attack in #FinsburyPark #London in the vicinity of a mosque.Our thoughts are always wit… https://t.co/xEws6xvtZE
  • 19 Jun @SpainMFA * 🇪🇺 The #EuropeanUnion Global Strategy 1rst year- Areas of #defence and #CSPD are advancing positively. #FAC @AlfonsoDastisQ @UeEspana
  • 19 Jun @SpainMFA * RT @EUCouncilTVNews: Foreign Affairs Council #FAC - Arrival and doorstep #ES #Dastis @SpainMFA on #brexit and #EU #CSDP https://t.co/UhYvM4
  • 19 Jun @SpainMFA * We condemn the attack on a shopping centre in #Bogota. Solidarity with the people of #Colombia https://t.co/aXLkUG5BSl @CancilleriaCol
  • 19 Jun @SpainMFA * 🇵🇹 Support for our sister nation of #Portugal. #Spain is providing aerial support to jointly tackle this disaster https://t.co/E3RuFWR0jD

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