We are excited to be hosting a virtual discussion with H.E. João da Camara, the Portuguese Ambassador to Canada, on April 8th!
The discussion will primarily focus on Canada and Portugal’s bilateral relationship, common security interests, and challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. It will also touch upon the NATO Alliance and the Portuguese delegation, and many other interesting subjects.
Ambassador João da Camara joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1984, after spending some time in the Military Service between 1982 and 1984. After starting at the Department for European Integration, he served at the Embassy in Pretoria in 1989 and at the Embassy of Brasilia in 1994. Thereafter, Ambassador João da Camara was appointed as the Director of the European Department in 1997, and head of the Cabinet of the Minister of State and European Affairs in 1999.
In 2000, Ambassador João da Camara was appointed as the Minister Counsellor at the Embassy in London. In 2003, he became the Director of the Sub Saharan Africa Department, and the Deputy Director General at the Directorate of the European Union Affairs in 2004. In 2005, Ambassador João da Camara became the Director of Foreign Intelligence service.
Thereafter, he took on positions as Ambassador to Zimbabwe in 2008, Angola in 2012, India in 2015, and finally Ambassador to Canada in 2018.
Ambassador João da Camara graduated with a degree in Law from the Faculty of Human Sciences at the Catholic University of Portugal.