Augusto Santos Silva

Portuguese politician, school teacher and journalist

Augusto Ernesto dos Santos Silva (born 20 August 1956) is a Portuguese sociologist, university professor, and politician. He has been the Minister of Foreign Affairs during the António Costa cabinet since 2015.[1][2] He is a member of the Socialist Party.[3]

Augusto Santos Silva
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
26 November 2015
Prime MinisterAntónio Costa
Preceded byRui Machete
Minister of National Defence
In office
26 October 2009 – 21 June 2011
Prime MinisterJosé Sócrates
Preceded byNuno Severiano Teixeira
Succeeded byJosé Pedro Aguiar Branco
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
In office
12 March 2005 – 26 October 2009
Prime MinisterJosé Sócrates
Preceded byRui Gomes da Silva
Succeeded byJorge Lacão
Minister of Culture
In office
3 July 2001 – 6 April 2002
Prime MinisterAntónio Guterres
Preceded byJosé Sasportes
Succeeded byPedro Roseta
Minister of Education
In office
14 September 2000 – 3 July 2001
Prime MinisterAntónio Guterres
Preceded byGuilherme d'Oliveira Martins
Succeeded byJúlio Pedrosa
Personal details
Born (1956-08-20) August 20, 1956 (age 67)
Porto, Portugal
Political partySocialist Party
Alma materUniversity of Porto (B.A.) (1978)
ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon (Ph.D.) (1992)
ProfessionUniversity professor

Silva was also the Minister of Education from 2000 until 2001, Minister of Culture from 2001 until 2002, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs from 2005 until 2009 and Minister of National Defence from 2009 until 2011.

References change

  1. Meireles, Luisa (24 November 2015). "Ministro dos Negócios Estrangeiros: Santos Silva, um homem polivalente". Expresso (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 27 August 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  2. Borga, Marcos (11 November 2015). "PS, Bloco e PCP. A "geringonça" anda ou não anda?". Expresso (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 11 March 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  3. Carvalho, Manuel (12 June 2015). "O "príncipe" que nenhum líder do PS ousou dispensar". Publico (in Portuguese). Retrieved 25 June 2016.