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Diplomatic Representation for Republic of Cape Verde

Foreign Embassies in the U.S. and Their Ambassadors
Office of the Chief of Protocol
June 11, 2014

Name changed to Cabo Verde effective December 9, 2013.



July 5, 1975 Cape Verde attains independence from Portugal
July 5, 1975 Government of Cape Verde recognized by U.S.
July 2, 1976 Dr. Raul Querido Varela, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
July 19, 1976 Amb. E. and P.
June 9, 1978 Mr. Viriato de Barros, Counselor, Charge d'Affaires ad interim
July 24, 1980 Jose Luis Fernandes Lopes, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
August 22, 1980 Amb. E. and P.
August 8, 1991 Carlos Alberto SANTOS SILVA, Appt.
September 5, 1991 Amb. E. and P.
February 8, 1995 Corentino Santos (copies of credentials)
March 20, 1995 Amb. E. and P. (WH credentials)
October 19, 1998 Amilcar Sepncer-Lopes, Appt.
October 27, 1998 Amb. E. and P.
October 18, 2001 Jose Brito, Appt.
November 8, 2001 Amb. E. and P.
August 16, 2007 Maria de Fatima da Veiga, Appt.
September 18, 2007 Amb E. and P.
June 11, 2014 Jose Luis Fialho Rocha, Appt.
July 14, 2014 Amb E. and P.


Special Terms*
[Amb.] E.E. and M.P.= Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
[Charge d'Affaires] a.i.= ad interim
Amb. E. & P. = Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

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