Nestor Forster nominated to lead Brazil’s embassy to US

The career diplomat will be grilled by Senators

Published in 26/11/2019 - 19:07 By Andreia Verdélio - Brasília

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro submitted to the Senate the nomination of Nestor Forster for Brazil’s embassy in Washington. The ambassador, who serves at the diplomatic unit as chargé d’affairs, will be grilled by senators at a special committee meeting. Later on, a plenary session will be held to decide whether Bolsonaro’s recommendation will be granted.

Forster’s name was considered after Federal Representative Eduardo Bolsonaro, the president’s son, gave up vying for the post of ambassador to the US. Last month, Bolsonaro said the diplomat was “a good name” for the embassy.

Forster, 56, holds a degree in History and Classical and Vernacular Letters from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. He started his diplomatic career in 1985 and was promoted to first-class minister in July that same year.

Translation: Fabrício Ferreira -  Edition: Carolina Gonçalves / Augusto Queiroz

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