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Curriculum Vitae

Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti


Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States

Place and date of birth: Huambo (Angola), 16 June 1955

Nationality: Angolan

Marital Status: Married 


Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti has devoted almost 30 years of his professional career to diplomacy and international relations, in a particularly complex and difficult global environment for Angola, a young independent state at the time. 

This long experience allowed him to enhance his negotiation and dialogue skills. His action, know-how, unwavering commitment, and dedication have significantly impacted democracy in Angola and led to the international recognition of Angola as a major player in the achievement of political stability in Africa and the world. 

His leadership is acknowledged at national and international levels. His experience in crisis management allowed him to successfully fulfil his mission at the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) where he chaired the Inter-Ministerial Committee. 

In March 2016, Mr. Chikoti chaired the United Nations Security Council Public Debate on, ‘Peacekeeping and International Security: Prevention and conflict resolution in the Great Lakes Region’.

In July 2017, he served as Chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Organ in charge of Politics, Defence, and Security. 

Since 1993 and for almost 25 years, he has participated in all sessions of the United Nations General Assembly, and the Executive Council (Council of Ministers), as well as the Summit sessions of the Organization of African Unity (OAU)/now the African Union (AU).

At the regional level, Mr. Chikoti has actively participated in key Ministerial and Summit-level meetings of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), while also being an advocate for these institutions at the international level. 

In 2013, he represented the Republic of Angola at the BRICS Summit in Durban, South Africa, during which the strategic partnership between the New Partnership for Development in Africa (NEPAD) and the BRICS  Member States was defined. 

During the same year, Mr. Chikoti led the Angolan Delegation at the 5th Tokyo International Conference for Development in Africa (TICAD). 

In 2018, he was appointed as a member of the Team of Facilitators in the Political Dialogue process in South Sudan. 

During his tenure as Deputy Minister and as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Angola was twice elected a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (2003-2004; 2015-2016). During these periods, he served as the regional spokesperson for Peace and Security in Africa, while also promoting the African agenda at the international level. 

Mr. Chikoti speaks Portuguese, French and English fluently, and has a good understanding of Spanish and Swahili.

His hobbies include football, reading, arts, and culture.


2018-2020   Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Angola to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and Head of Mission to the European Union


2010-2017   Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Angola


2008-2010   State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Angola in charge of Cooperation


1991-2008   Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Angola in charge of International Organisations

1989-1991   Assistant Professor at the Institute of Development and International Relations of the University of Ottawa – Canada

1988-1989   Officer at the Imperial Bank of Commerce of Canada


1985-1986  Doctoral Studies – Université de Paris XII Créteil – Val de Marne – France

1983-1985  Master’s degree in Geography – University of Abidjan – Côte d’Ivoire

1978-1983  Bachelor’s degree in History and Geography – University of Abidjan – Côte d’Ivoire

1978          Baccalaureate – Lycée Classique d’Abidjan – Côte d’Ivoire

1965-1975  Primary and secondary education – Masala Secondary School – Ndola – Zambia


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