Domingos Sarmento Alves was appointed ambassador of Timor-Leste to the United States on May 1, having previously served as political advisor to the vice-minister of foreign affairs and cooperation.
He was also Timor-Leste’s ambassador to Japan, advisor of international relations to the president, acting director of bilateral relations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and acting chief of protocol of the president of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.
In addition, Ambassador Alves is the founder of the Democratic Party (PD) and worked as a special representative of RENTIL (National Resistance of the Students of Timor-Leste) during the struggle for the independence of Timor-Leste.
Ambassador Alves has a bachelor’s degree in labor and organizational psychology and did his post-graduate studies on ASEAN and European Union institutions from Portugal. He speaks fluent Tetum, Bahasa Indonesian, Portuguese and English as well as basic Spanish. Ambassador Alves is married and has one daughter.
Embassy of Timor-Leste
3415 Massachusetts Ave., NW
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