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Ambassador of Brazil to the European Union
Pedro Miguel da Costa e Silva

Pedro Miguel da Costa e Silva

Ambassador Pedro Miguel Costa e Silva holds a BA in History from Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He graduated from Instituto Rio Branco in 1992.


Between 1996 and 2000, he served at the Permanent Delegation in Geneva, being responsible for WTO and UNCTAD issues. During this period, he was a member of the WTO Textiles Monitoring Body (1998) and chairman of the WTO Market Access Committee (2000). From 2000 to 2003, he served at the Brazilian Embassy in Santiago as Head of the Economic Sector and Head of the Trade Promotion Sector. From 2003 to 2005, he served at the Brazilian Embassy in Bolivia as Head of the Economic and Energy Sector. In 2005, he defended the thesis of the Advanced Studies Course for Diplomats, under the title “Petrobras in Bolivia: Consequences for Bilateral Relations and Foreign Policy”.

From 2005 to 2009, he worked in the Special Advisory Office of the Presidency of the Republic. As of 2009, he served as Head of Chancellery at the Brazilian Embassy in Madrid (2009-2014) and at the Brazilian Embassy in Ottawa (2014-2016). He returned to Brazil at the end of 2016, when he took over the direction of the Economic Department. Since January 2019, he has been Secretary for Bilateral and Regional Negotiations in the Americas. He was National Coordinator of MERCOSUR and Coordinator of the National Commission of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization. He was Professor of International Politics at the Rio Branco Institute.

Born in Rio de Janeiro on September 28, 1966, he is married to Ana Maria Abreu Ladeira da Costa e Silva and has two children, Miguel and Filipe.