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Ambassador Josefina Pitra Diakit
Ambassador of the Republic of Angola to the Republic of South Africa

Ambassador Josefina Pitra Diakité

H.E. Josefina Pitra Diakite was appointed Ambassador to South Africa, Lesotho, Republic of Mauritius, and Madagascar by President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos on June 1, 2011 and sworn on June 29, 2011. She presented her credentials to South African President Jacob Zuma on February 1, 2012.

Before being appointed Ambassador to South Africa, Josefina Pitra Diakite served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to United States from2001 to 2011.

Other senior level positions previously held by Ambassador Pitra Diakite include Chief of the Diplomatic Mission of the Republic of Angola to Scandinavian states of Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland from 1993-2001, the National Director of Technical Assistance of the State Secretariat for Cooperation from 1987-1989 and Director of Western Europe and North America Division from 1989-1992.

She is Graduate from Agostinho Neto University Law School and joined the Angolan Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1978.


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