President-elect appoints new Foreign Minister

The director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Department for the United States, Canada and Inter-American Affairs, ambassador Ernesto Fraga Araújo, was appointed by Jair Bolsonaro to be the head of Itamaraty.

Agência Brasil

Brasília – Brazil’s President-elect, Jair Bolsonaro, announced this Wednesday (14) the appointment of ambassador Ernesto Fraga Araújo (picture) as the new Foreign Minister of his administration. A diplomat for 29 years, Araújo is the director of the Department for the United States, Canada and Inter-American Affairs of Itamaraty (Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

The 51-year-old Ernesto Araújo was born in Porto Alegre and majored in Languages. More recently, the diplomat held positions in Germany, Canada and in the United States. He worked as deputy of office of then Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira, from 2015 to 2016. He also worked with regional integration, Mercosur, European Union and extra-regional negotiations. He has published works on the Mercosur and extra-regional negotiations.

Translated by Sérgio Kakitani

Valter Campanato/Agência Brasil

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