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Josefina Pitra Diakite


H.E. Josefina Pitra Diakite Ambassador of the Republic of Angola to the U.S.

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Created: 2nd Jul 2008
Modified: 2nd Jul 2008
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Mrs. Josefina Pitra Diakite began her term as Ambassador to the United States in 2001. Prior to coming to Washington, DC, she served as Ambassador to Scandinavian states residing in the Kingdom of Sweden from 1993-2001. She holds a Law degree from the Agostinho Neto University in Luanda, Angola.

Ambassador Diakite’s career in the Foreign Service began at the Secretariat for Cooperation from 1978-1990. Other senior level positions she held include working as Head of Contract Coordinating Unit of State Secretariat Cooperation from 1985-1987; National Director of Technical Assistance of the State Secretariat for Cooperation from 1987-1989; Director of Western Europe and North America Office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1989-1992; and Director of the Office of America Office from 1992-1993.
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Josefina Pitra Diakite
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Gender: female
Place of Origin: Angola

Born in Lobito, Ambassador Diakite is fluent in Portuguese, French, and English, with good speaking and reading abilities in Spanish. She is a forthright advocate of children and women’s welfare issues. She was 2003 recipient of the Dag Hammarskjold Security and Peace Award from Jackson State University of Mississippi. She also received “Women who Make a Difference Award” from the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club inc. USA in 2002.

She is member of Comité Central do Partido since 2005.

Ambassador Diakite is married and has three sons.

Source: Embassy of Angola