Ambassador of Mozambique to the United States.
Armando Alexandre Panguene was born in Marracuene District in the province of Maputo on 18 December 1942. He is married and has three children.
He is fluent in English, Portuguese, French, Swahili as well as various Mozambican dialects.
Ambassador Panguene was accredited to the United States of America in January 2002. From Washington, DC, he also covers Canada.
He has been in public service from the independence of Mozambique in 1975. He was appointed as Provincial Governor in Nampula Province in 1974. He was Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the first Government of Mozambique after independence from 1975 to 1977. In 1977, Mr. Panguene was the first Ambassador in Portugal until 1980. He was again appointed as Provincial Governor in Cabo Delgado Province from 1980 to 1983. He was appointed Deputy Minister of Defense from 1984 to 1987; Presidential Roving Ambassador from 1987 to 1988. He was appointed Ambassador to Great Britain from 1988 to 1996. From 1996 to 2001, he was accredited in the Republic of South Africa and covering Namibia and Lesotho on a non-resident basis.
Mozambique Embassy to the USA