New British Ambassador presented his credentials

Chris SaintyChris Sainty formally presented yesterday his credentials to His Excellency the President of Portugal, Prof Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, and has now officially began his mandate as the new British Ambassador in Portugal. Chris was appointed in January, in succession to Kirsty Hayes.

In his video message to the British community in Portugal, he said that : "You won't be surprised to hear that Brexit is the number one issue for me", adding that "My top priority is doing what I can to protect the interests of the British community in Portugal" and that "I will work with the Portuguese authorities to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your families". See Video Message


Full name: Christopher James Sainty
Married to: Sarah Helen Sainty
Children: Three
2015 - 2017 FCO, European Correspondent and Head of Europe (South) Department, Europe Directorate
2011 - 2015 Rome, Deputy Head of Mission
2008 - 2010 Islamabad, Political Counsellor
2006 - 2008 The Hague, Deputy Head of Mission
2004 - 2006 FCO, Head of EU Presidency Department
2000 - 2004 Madrid, First Secretary (Political)
1998 - 2000 FCO, Head of Newsroom, Press Office
1996 - 1998 FCO, Common Foreign and Security Policy Unit
1992 - 1996 New Delhi, Second Secretary (Political)
1990 - 1992 FCO, Hong Kong Department
1989 Joined the Diplomatic Service

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