State Secretary for Foreign Affairs and for Ibero-America and the Caribbean

Cristina Gallach Figueras was appointed as State Secretary for Foreign Affairs and for Ibero-America and the Caribbean at the Council of Ministers held on 4 February 2020.

​She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Sciences from the Autónoma University of Barcelona (graduating in 1982). She also attained a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Columbia University in New York (qualifying in 1986), after being granted a Fulbright Scholarship from La Caixa.

In her professional career, she was the High Commissioner of the Government of Spain for the 2030 Agenda (July 2018-January 2020), she is a senior European Union official on a leave of absence, she was Head of the Equal Opportunities Office of the Council of the European Union in Brussels (September 2017-July 2018), Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Special Advisor to the Secretary-General (April 2017-June 2017), Head of Department for Public Information, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Communications and Public Information (February 2015-April 2017), Head of Public Relations and Spokesperson for the Council of the European Union (July 2010-December 2014), Spokesperson for the Government of Spain during the Rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union (January 2010-June 2010), Head of Division, Spokesperson and Director of Communications to the High Representative of the European Union, Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). Head of public diplomacy for foreign policy (October 1999-November 1999) and Communications Advisor and Spokesperson for the NATO Secretary-General, Javier Solana (May 1996-October 1999).

She also worked as the European correspondent for the Spanish News Agency EFE in Brussels (October 1992-April 1996), as correspondent for the Spanish News Agency EFE in Moscow (April 1990-September 1992), as editor of the Society and International Section of "El Periódico de Cataluña" (October 1986-April 1990), as correspondent to the United States. She also worked as a freelance journalist for AVUI, Cataluña Radio, the weekly EL MON and TVE (1984-September 1986), as a news reporter for TVE Cataluña (1983-August 1984) and as a political reporter for "EL NOTICIERO UNIVERSAL" (Barcelona) (1982-February 1983).





  • 01 Oct @SpainMFA * "We must prioritize the gender perspective in every step we take. 25 years ago, Beijing began an unstoppable change…
  • 01 Oct @SpainMFA * Minister @AranchaGlezLaya and her Jordanian counterpart, @AymanHsafadi, have offered a joint press conference at th…
  • 01 Oct @SpainMFA * Minister @AranchaGlezLaya has also signed a Country Association Framework with the Minister of @MoPIC_Jordan,…
  • 01 Oct @SpainMFA * State Secretary for the #EU Juan González-Barba made a working trip to #Germany within the framework of the German…
  • 01 Oct @SpainMFA * Today, @SpainMFA and the @WorldRuralForum have signed a Declaration of Intent to promote the Decade of Family Farmi…
  • 01 Oct @SpainMFA * As part of their trip to #Jordan, Minister @AranchaGlezLaya and her Jordanian counterpart @AymanHsafadi have held b…
  • 01 Oct @SpainMFA * RT @UNHCRJordan: Abu Mohammad & his family fled Syria in 2012 Eight years later they have built a home in Jordan but still rely on UNHCR f…
  • 01 Oct @SpainMFA * #Spain, through the @AECID_es, has recently contributed 2.6 million euros to @Refugees to alleviate the impact of t…
  • 01 Oct @SpainMFA * During her trip to #Jordan 🇯🇴, Minister @AranchaGlezLaya has also visited a #refugee registration center of…
  • 01 Oct @SpainMFA * Minister González Laya has also visited the Nuzha Elementary Girls School, one of the 169 schools managed by the…
  • 01 Oct @SpainMFA * Minister @AranchaGlezLaya visits the @UNRWA facilities in #Jordan, where she has met with the organization's Commis…
  • 01 Oct @SpainMFA * #Spain's PM @sanchezcastejon meets w/ @eucopresident ahead of the special 🇪🇺 #EUCO. 📄 On the agenda: #EU-#Turkey a…
  • 01 Oct @SpainMFA * The President of the 🇪🇸 Govt. @sanchezcastejon will speak today on behalf of Spain, co-leader of the Action Coaliti…
  • 01 Oct @SpainMFA * We celebrate the 15th anniversary of @UN Alliance of Civilizations (@UNAOC), an initiative of UNSG co-sponsored by…
  • 30 Sep @SpainMFA * 🎥Watch now the video summary of the official visit of the minister @AranchaGlezLaya to #Cyprus! ⤵ 🇪🇸 🤝🇨🇾 …


  • Inscríbete en el Registro de Viajeros
  • Recomendaciones de Viaje
  • Fichas por país
  • Inscríbete en convocatorias UE
  • Convocatorias en la UE
  • Atlas Redes Sociales
  • Embajadas y Consulados
  • Sede Electrónica
  • Página de Participación Ciudadana
  • Página Portal de Transparencia
  • Sede Palacio de Santa Cruz
    Plaza de la Provincia, 1
    28012 MADRID
    Tel: +34 91 379 97 00
  • Sede Palacio de Viana
    Duque de Rivas, 1
    28071 MADRID
    Tel: +34 91 379 97 00
  • Sede Torres Ágora
    Serrano Galvache, 26
    28033 MADRID
    Tel: +34 91 379 97 00
  • Sede Pechuán
    C/ Pechuán, 1
    28002 MADRID
    Tel: +34 91 379 17 00
    Avda. Reyes Católicos, 4
    28040 MADRID
    Tel: +34 91 583 81 00 / 01
    Fax: +34 91 583 83 10 / 11
Gobierno de España
©Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación
Portal gestionado por la Dirección General de Comunicación, Diplomacia Pública y Redes
Premio Ciudadanía 2016
Premio Ciudadanía 2016