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Amb. Alessandro Azzoni


Amb. Alessandro Azzoni




Born in Parma, Italy, 28 March 1965.


Degree in political science at the Faculty "Cesare Alfieri", University of Florence.


Entered the diplomatic service on 4 March 1991.

Deputy Head of Asia Office at the Directorate General for Economic Affairs, Italian MFA, 14 January 1993.

Consul in Barcelona, Spain, 1 December 1994.

Promoted to First Secretary, 4 September 1995.

Deputy Head of Mission in Dakar, Senegal, 30 October 1998.

Promoted to Counsellor, 2 July 2001.

Chief of Staff of the Directorate General for Multilateral Political Affairs, Italian MFA, 4 October 2001.

Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Italy to the International Organizations in Vienna, Austria, 8 March 2004.

Promoted to First Counsellor, 2 July 2005.

Deputy Head of Mission in Ankara, Turkey, 29 March 2008.

Promoted to Minister Plenipotentiary, 2 January 2012.

Head of European Foreign and Security Policy Division, Directorate General for Political Affairs and Security, Italian MFA, 1 August 2012.

Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OSCE in Vienna, 8 July 2016.


He speaks English, Spanish and French.


Married, one daughter.


Cavaliere Ufficiale of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, 2008.