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WAI presents its Condolences following the passing away of Minister Júlio Herbert Lopes

IMG 3201Following the passing away, on 21 October 2019, of Mr. Júlio Herbert Lopes, Minister of Regional Integration to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Cabo Verde, the West Africa Institute (WAI) expresses its deepest condolences to the grieving family of the deceased, to the Government and the People of Cabo Verde. 

Prior to his nomination as a member of the Government, Mr. Júlio Herbert Lopes was appointed to several positions, including those of Advisor to the President of the Republic, HE Jorge Carlos Foscesa, and Political and Diplomatic Advisor to the Prime Minister, HE Ulisses Correia e Silva.

A career Diplomat, he held an important number of senior positions abroad, including Political and Diplomatic Advisor to the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), Deputy Consul General at the Consulate General of Cabo Verde in Boston (USA) and Counselor at the Cabo Verde Embassy at the Permanent Mission to the UN in New York.

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Praia, Mr. Júlio Herbert Lopes was appointed as Director General of the Center for Studies and Strategies, Head of Protocol, Department of Personnel and Department of Emigration.

WAI with which Minister Júlio Herbert Lopes had forged close and fruitful collaboration, is deeply affected by this huge loss for the Republic of Cabo Verde, the ECOWAS Region and for the whole African Continent.

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