Italy-Spain: Sebastiani named new ambassador to Madrid

28 December, 15:55

(ANSAmed) - ROME, DECEMBER 28 - Pietro Sebastiani has been named the new Italian ambassador to Madrid. The nomination, recently decided by the Council of Ministers, was announced today by the Foreign Ministry after the acceptance by the government concerned. Born in 1957, Sebastiani earned his degree in Political Science from the University of Florence in 1981 and began his diplomatic career in 1984. His first position at the ministry was at the Directorate-General for Cultural Relations. In 1986 he was posted to Moscow, while in 1988 he became Vice Consul in New York, to then go on to become Associate Consul there in 1990.

Beginning in 1997 he held his third post abroad at Italy's Permanent Diplomatic Representation at UNESCO in Paris and in December 2000 he was assigned to Brussels as First Counselor.

From 2001 to 2006 he served at the Chamber of Deputies as Diplomatic Counselor to the Chamber Speaker. Since 2008 he has been head of the permanent UN mission in Rome.(ANSAmed).

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