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Ambassador Alberto Pedro D'Alotto appointed to SA

12 February 2019

Newly appointed Ambassador designate Alberto Pedro D'Alotto from Argentina has arrived in South Africa.

Ambassador D'Alotto is a career diplomat. He joined the Argentine Foreign Service in 1984. During his career he was appointed to the Permanent Mission to the International Organizations in Geneva (1986-1991), the Argentine Embassy in Washington (1994-1996), the Argentine Embassy in Montevideo (1996-1998) and to the Argentine Mission to the United Nations in New York (2001-2006), where he served as Deputy Permanent Representative.

In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship, he served in the offices of Human Rights (1984-1986), International Cooperation (1991-1992), Foreign Policy (1993), Administration (1998-1999) and as Director of Human Rights (2000-2001).

He was appointed as Chief of Cabinet of the Minister (2006-2010), Deputy Foreign Minister (2010-2011) and Permanent Representative of Argentina to the International Organizations in Geneva (2012-2016).

Ambassador D'Alotto has a degree in law from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Master in Political Sciences from the University of Paris-Sorbonne.

He has been a Professor of International Public Law and of Human Rights at the Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires, of International Organizations at the Torcuato Di Tella University and recently of Argentine Foreign Policy in the Master of International Relations at the University of Buenos Aires.

Ambassador D’Alotto was born on the 2nd of October 1953 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is married and has two children.

Argentina and South Africa share fundamental principles and values in their respective foreign policies such as the defense of multilateralism, adherence to the fundamental norms of international law, the promotion and protection of human rights, respect for global institutions in trade matters and international security among others.

Both countries are members of the G20, members of the Cairns Group and the agricultural G20 in international trade negotiations. As members of the G20, Argentina and South Africa share their integration to the Global South, and as President Mauricio Macri said on July 27, 2018 in Johannesburg, during his visit to participate in the 10th BRICS Plus Summit "It is time to show that the Global cooperation can lead us to a better future and that the Global South can engage as a constructive actor of consensus for equitable and sustainable development.”

Embassy of Argentina in South Africa




April/May 2019








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