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Joseph G. Sullivan
Ambassador to the Republic of Angola

Joseph G. Sullivan was confirmed by the Senate as Ambassador to the Republic of Angola in October 1998, and arrived in Luanda on November 16, 1998.

Ambassador Sullivan is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. He served as chair of the Israel-Lebanon Monitoring Group from 1997 to 1998. Previously he served as Special Coordinator for Haiti, Principal Officer in Havana, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs, and Director of the Office of Central American Affairs. He also has served in Israel as Political Counselor and in the Office of Policy Planning for Inter-American Affairs. In 1975, Ambassador Sullivan was assigned to Lisbon. He has also served as the desk officer for Costa Rica and as Vice Consul and Political Officer at the embassy in Mexico City. Ambassador Sullivan was a diplomat-in-residence at Georgetown University in 1993 and spent the 1979 through 1980 academic year at Yale University.

Ambassador Sullivan received a master's degree from Georgetown and a bachelor's degree from Tufts University. He speaks Spanish, Portuguese and Hebrew.

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